Child Nutrition

A hungry child cannot learn.  The Maine Department of Education Child Nutrition is proud to support several federal programs for the health and well-being of Maine's children and youth. Each of these programs helps fight hunger and obesity by reimbursing organizations such as schools, child care centers, and after-school programs for providing healthy meals to children. Resources for school food service professionals as well as access to guidance and regulatory information is provided here to support these programs. Child Nutrition oversees several United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food and Nutrition Services programs and initiatives that provide healthy food to children. 

Non-Discrimination Statement and Civil Rights Information


Supply Chain Assistance Funding

Every Sponsor that is currently participating in the National School Lunch Program is eligible to receive Supply Chain Assistance funding. Follow the link to see what your entitlement amount is and to access the necessary information in order to receive funding. Deadline for submission through CNPWeb is January 31, 2022.

COVID-19 School Information 
Follow the link to find information regarding waivers, P-EBT information



The following link contains information about polystyrene foam and the ban on its use as well as a link to the delay in enforcing the ban until July 1, 2021

If you have questions regarding any of the Child Nutrition Programs please contact a member of the Child Nutrition staff