Harris School Nutrition Solutions Implements Efficient Online Application Process

Harris School Nutrition Solutions (Harris), the premier provider of technology software in the K-12 market, announces that Paragould School District in Paragould, AR is the first district in the state to provide for parents and guardians to apply for free and reduced lunches online.


The online application process, via, enables parents to securely and privately apply for free and reduced meals from any Internet accessible computer. District staff reviews the information before it is imported into the Free and Reduced Application module, where eligibility is determined based on USDA guidelines. Data re-entry is eliminated at the district level, which prevents errors, ensures security for the parents and students, and streamlines the overall process.


Bobby Sharp, Vice President of Sales for Harris School Nutrition Solutions, is pleased that Paragould made the effort to receive state approval to use EZMealApp. He notes, “Now that the Paragould District is using the streamlined process for free and reduced meal applications, we know that other districts in the state will follow their lead and implement the process for their parents and students as well.”


Harris worked closely with Paragould district staff to demonstrate how the system ensures privacy and eliminates the need to fill out a paper application. By utilizing EZMealApp the district hopes to save thousands of dollars in unpaid lunch fees; they will benefit by knowing that the students receive healthy meals, regardless of financial status.


Mr. Sharp added, “We know that there are parents and students who will benefit from the free and reduced meal program in AR – we are hopeful that other districts will realize the power of EZMealApp. Our solution improves service to parents and students, who receive eligibility notification quickly.”



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