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Child Nutrition Information
Child Nutrition Services
Maine Department of Education Child Nutrition Services
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Maine Department of Education
The Child Nutrition Services agency in the Maine Department of Education oversees several USDA programs. The staff’s high priority duties include completing Federal reviews, conducting several statewide informational meetings yearly, and providing local technical assistance. Programs the Agency oversees are:
National School Lunch Program
School Breakfast Program
After School Snack Program
USDA Food Program
Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program
Summer Food Service Program
The fund must be used to match $1 for every $3 that a school administrative unit pays for local product or minimally processed foods purchased directly from a Maine producer or producers cooperative within the State
Regional HUSSC Contacts
Reegan Brown email@example.com 207-554-4133 Aroostook County
All Food Service Directors and managers must be on the Child Nutrition List Serve to remain current. This is the method that all announcements of regulation changes, meetings, late checks and other current topics are shared with all. The list serve is for Maine Food Service staff. The list is not given out to anyone and vendors are not members. DOE staff does control the membership and the posting. This should be a resource to all. If you should change your address you will need to register with the list serve again. Maintaining the current email status is the responsibility of the members. Join Child Nutrition list serve NOW
To post a message on the list serve send the posting as an email to Child.Nutrition@lists.maine.gov. The email will then be approved by the State Agency and State Agency Staff and everyone on the list serve will receive your message and respond to it. Just remember, keep your posting “ABC” appropriate, brief and clear.
There also is a Local Food for Local Schools list serve. It has members that include producers, school food service staff school health coordinators, interested public members, nurses and many more. Join today at no cost to stay current and share with others. Sharing keeps all members current! Farm to school list serve join NOW
Fresh Fruit and Vegetable program has a list serve to keep all informed. This is required for schools that have accepted the grant. at least one active person must be a member of the list serve. This is the most effective way to hear the news in a timely fashion. Join FFVP list serve NOW
There is also a new list serve for Non-Profit schools/programs. These programs may not want to receive al the Child Nutrition list serve information. It is planned to be a basic information list serve from DOE and a method for programs to communicate with each other. Join School Nutrition non-profit list serve now.
The list serve you join on your own and unsubscribe on your own. If your address changes unsubscribe the old address and subscribe with the new address. The list serve are monitored for exchange of information and not used for sales or membership lists.
OFFICE HOURS 7:30-4:30
The DOE/CNS (Department of Education / Child Nutrition Services) office hours are as planned. Coverage is planned for the full work week, but on occasions personal appointments and vacations require us to be away from our desks. All phones have voice mail so leave us a message with a phone number when we are not available.
Child Nutrition Services
23 State House Station
Augusta Maine 04333
207-624-6842 or 624-6843 7:30AM - 4:30pm
111 Sewell Street
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) prohibits discrimination against its customers, employees, and applicants for employment on the bases of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, reprisal and, where applicable, political beliefs, marital status, familial or parental status, sexual orientation, or if all or part of an individual's income is derived from any public assistance program, or protected genetic information in employment or in any program or activity conducted or funded by the Department. (Not all prohibited bases will apply to all programs and/or employment activities.)
If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, found online at http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, or at any USDA office, or call (866) 632-9992 to request the form. You may also write a letter containing all of the information requested in the form. Send your completed complaint form or letter to us by mail at U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, by fax (202) 690-7442 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing, or have speech disabilities and wish to file either an EEO or program complaint please contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339 or (800) 845-6136 (in Spanish).
Persons with disabilities, who wish to file a program complaint, please see information above on how to contact us by mail directly or by email. If you require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, etc.) please contact USDA's TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TDD).
USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.
This institution is an equal opportunity provider. In accordance with State law this institution is prohibited from discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation or disability. (Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs.)
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