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  • Writer's pictureJennifer Flewelling

School Nutrition Back to School Update

August 23, 2023


Dear Families,


A reminder that MSAD 60 will provide school lunch and breakfast at no charge, as per a bill passed by Maine lawmakers after pandemic-era federal funding for meals ended. The permanent law took effect in the 2022-2023 school year and will continue for future years. This applies to one meal per meal period per day and is only applicable to reimbursable meals.


A meal must have the required components on the tray to be considered reimbursable. For breakfast, your child must have three items, one being fruit or juice. At lunch, your child must choose 3 out of the 5 components, one being a fruit or vegetable. If your child is interested in purchasing a single item, such as just milk, that does not qualify at no charge and must be purchased, as it is not paired with other components. We guide students through the cafeteria to encourage them to build a balanced meal.


Important change for this school year: The School Nutrition Department will not require meal benefit applications for the next three years. We are not allowed to process any applications at this time. This will not impact your student's ability to receive a meal at no charge at school. This is hopefully a welcomed change, as it is one less form to fill out at the beginning of the school year.


Menus: Menus can be found on the homepage of the district website. Our Facebook is also a great place to find up-to-date information and fun events that are happening in the cafeterias.


We are always looking for substitutes in the school nutrition department. If you are interested, please contact the School Nutrition Director, Abbey Hubbell abbey.hubbell@msad60.org.


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