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Welcome to RSU 24 Nutrition Services! 
 
A primary goal of nutrition services is to produce healthier foods for our students and to help them establish lifelong healthy eating habits.
 
We offer all our students healthy and delicious meals daily in accordance with Federal Nutrition Guidelines and the Healthy Hunger Free Kids Act.  We serve whole grain rich breads, pasta's and grains and offer a variety of fruit and vegetables with all meals.  We use only whole muscle chicken and purchase locally grown and sourced whenever possible.  All schools participate in the Maine Harvest of the Month program, that can be found on our monthly menus.  Qualifying schools also participate in the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable program that helps expose students to a variety of fruits and veggies. 
 
All meals will be offered at no charge for the 2022-2023 school year.  We do ask that you still fill out the benefit meal application as it helps secure funding for many other programs for our district!  You can access the application here https://www.nlappscloud.com/ and it can be filled out anytime throughout the school year.  
 
As stated above all meals are complimentary. A la Carte purchases, such as milk purchased to accompany a lunch brought from home, are not complimentary and a student must have a positive balance on their account in order to purchase any a la carte items such as milk not included in a reimbursable meal. High School students may purchase a la carte items along with their meals, however they must have a positive balance or cash to purchase extra a la carte items.
 
Payments may be made at your student’s school, the District Services Facility or on-line at https://www.myschoolbucks.com/You will need your student's ID to register.  If you do not know it you can obtain this by contacting Melinda Hellum at [email protected]  My school bucks does charge a $2.75 processing fee for every transaction. 
 
All nutrition staff at RSU 24 participate in annual trainings and monthly staff meetings to ensure they are up to date on all policies and procedures.  Each school has a Food Service Specialist that you can reach by calling the school and asking for the kitchen, if you desire to speak with them.  You can also reach Melinda Hellum, Food Service Director at [email protected] or 422-2017 ext 2119 if you have any questions about our program. 
 
Have a great school year! 
 
 
 

In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity. Program information may be made available in languages other than English.  Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible State or local Agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at: https://www.usda.gov/sites/default/files/documents/USDA-OASCR%20P-Complaint-Form-0508-0002-508-11-28-17Fax2Mail.pdf, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to USDA by:

 

(1)   mail:

            U.S. Department of Agriculture

            Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights

            1400 Independence Avenue, SW

            Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or

(2)   fax: (833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or

(3)   email:  [email protected]

This institution is an equal opportunity provider

 

The Maine Human Rights Act prohibits discrimination because of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, age, physical or mental disability, genetic information, religion, ancestry or national origin.

Complaints of discrimination must be filed at the office of the Maine Human Rights Commission, 51 State House Station, Augusta, Maine 04333-0051. If you wish to file a discrimination complaint electronically, visit the Human Rights Commission website at https://www.maine.gov/mhrc/file/instructions and complete an intake questionnaire. Maine is an equal opportunity provider and employer.