SCHOOL NUTRITION

 

  • Director of School Nutrition:  Maureen Thompson - Ext.#1142      
  • Assistant:  Cindy Henderson -  Ext.#1141  
  • Telephone: 626-2468    Fax: 626-2444
  • 40 Pierce Drive, Suite 3, Augusta ME 04330
  • ~ E-mail us ~

Apply for Free or Reduced School Meals 
Fill out the quick & easy Online Application  
New students may not be all added to the system for a few days, please bear with us while while we wait for them.
 You will receive an email when your application has been processed in our office, usually within 24-48 hrs.  *Bear with us during the start of the school year when things are slower than usual; we are aware of delays & appreciate your patience!
 If you do not have internet access, ask your school office for a paper application, complete the form & return to school with your child
or print an application > Application for Free/Reduced School Meals

APPLICATION RESULTS are available online & updated within 24-48 hrs
Check your Eligibility > School Lunch Eligibility Status   
*Updates may take a longer than usual during the beginning of school - please bear with us during the start up!


$ Pay Lunch Bills ONLINE  
  
School Meal Payments 
New students may not all be in the system yet,  we appreciate your patience as they are added

*Check your child’s balance
*View daily purchases
*Make payments f
rom the convenience of your home 24/7


CAFETERIA SUBS NEEDED - Work at your child’s  school, or at any, or all of our schools?
Click the "EMPLOYMENT" tab above, on the district's main page, to print the application for Substitute Food Service Workers or call us for more info.


 SCHOOL MEAL PRICES
BREAKFAST LUNCH
  Free Reduced Full Price   Free Reduced Full Price
Elementary free free  $1.25 Elementary free .40 $2.25
Cony free free  $1.25 Cony free .40 $2.75
Adults & Staff breakfast = $2.00 Adults & Staff lunch =  $4.00
The Augusta School Nutrition Program prepares nutritious breakfasts & lunches daily in all  of our schools. 
Our goal is to provide meals that meet the expectations of all our customers (students, parents, and educators). This is a challenge, one that we take seriously and work hard to achieve.  Communication is vital to our success. Should you at any time wish to share a comment, concern, or suggestion regarding our program, please do not hesitate to contact your school's Kitchen Manager or the School Nutrition Director's Office using the e-mail link at the top of this page or by calling 626-2468  Ext. #1141 or #1142.

 BREAKFAST NEWS!
*Breakfast After the Bell = 2nd Chance School Breakfast * 
Now offered at ALL our Elementary Schools to students who didn't eat breakfast in the cafeteria.
We plan to offer "2nd Chance Breakfast" at Cony Middle & High School in the near future!
Benefits of School Breakfast    
            
  1. Eating breakfast can help improve math, reading, and standardized test scores.
  2. Children who eat breakfast are more likely to behave better in school and get along with their peers than those who do not.  
  3. Breakfast helps children pay attention, perform problem-solving tasks, and improves memory.
  4. Children who eat school breakfast are likely to have fewer absences and incidents of tardiness than those who do not.  
  5. By eating breakfast, students get more of important nutrients, vitamins and minerals such as calcium, dietary fiber, folate and protein.
  6. Studies have shown that children who eat breakfast on a regular basis are less likely to be overweight.  
  7. Eating breakfast as a child is important for establishing healthy habits for later in life.  Schools that provide breakfast in the classroom to all students have shown decreases in tardiness and suspensions as well as improved student behavior and attentiveness.
  8. What you eat for breakfast can have an impact on learning. One study showed that eating breakfast food high in fiber and low in sugar for breakfast helped students sustain the cognitive effects of breakfast.
  9. School Breakfast provides daily servings of fruit, whole grains, and milk.

 FFVP = FRESHFRUIT & VEGGIE PROGRAM
Elementary Schools with a high percentage of children eligible for free and reduced price meals may be eligible to participate in the "Fresh Fruit & Vegetable Program".   The FFVP provides a fresh fruit or vegetable "sample" for students to try during the school day.
Potential Benefits of the FFVP:
  • Expand the variety of fruits and vegetables children experience
  • Increase children’s fruit and vegetable consumption
  • Make a difference in children’s diets to impact their present and future health
  • This program is seen as an important catalyst for change in efforts to combat childhood obesity by helping children learn more healthful eating habits. The FFVP introduces school children to a variety of produce that they otherwise might not have had the opportunity to sample.

    WELLNESS
    Monthly Wellness Newsletters for Parents & Students providing busy parents with practical ways to promote healthy nutrition and physical activity for their children.
    "Wellness is a Way of Life"
    Newsletters

    Sept  Oct  Nov

    Additional Forms & Information:
  • Kitchen Use Form
Contacts
District Central Office
Phone (207) 626-2468
Fax     (207) 626-2444