"Building Healthy Children * Ready to Learn"

  • 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
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Apply for Free or Reduced School Meals Quick & Easy

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Online Application 
New students may not be all added to the system yet,
Please bear with us while they are being added.
Apply NOW, 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 from from the link below:


usually within 24-48 hrs.
Find out your Application Status Online*
Click here >  School Lunch Status   
*you will need the confirmation # you get when you apply online to check your status online
*Online Updates may take a longer than usual during the 1st week of school - please bear with us during the start up!

$PAY for School Meals ONLINE$
*New students may not all be in the system yet, .
we appreciate your patience as they are added.

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from 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 to print the application for
Substitute Food Service Workers



  Free Reduced Full Price   Free Reduced Full Price
Elementary 0 0  $1.25 Elementary 0 .40 $2.25
Cony 0 0  $1.25 Cony 0 .40 $2.75
Adults & Staff breakfast price = $2.00 Adults & Staff lunch price =  $3.75
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.

*2nd Chance School Breakfast 
available at ALL our Elementary Schools

We've started with such great success

All Augusta schools will be joining soon!
            Benefits of School Breakfast    

  1. Eating breakfast can help improve math, reading, and standardized test scores.i ii iii  
  2. Children who eat breakfast are more likely to behave better in school and get along with their peers than those who do not.iv v  
  3. Breakfast helps children pay attention, perform problem-solving tasks, and improves vii  
  4. Children who eat school breakfast are likely to have fewer absences and incidents of tardiness than those who do not.viii  
  5. By eating breakfast, students get more of important nutrients, vitamins and minerals such as calcium, dietary fiber, folate and protein.ix x
  6. Studies have shown that children who eat breakfast on a regular basis are less likely to be overweight.xi xii xiii  
  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.xiv xv
  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.xvi  
  9. School Breakfast provides daily servings of fruit, whole grains, and milk, plus roughly ¼ the recommended calories needed for lasting energy.xvii  
      i Rampersaud GC, Pereira MA, Girard BL, Adams J, Metzl JD Breakfast habits, nutritional status, body weight, and academic performance in children and adolescents J Am Diet Assoc. 2005 May;105(5):743-60 ii Murphy JM, Pagano M, Nachmani J, Sperling P, Kane S, Kleinman R. “The Relationship of School Breakfast to Psychosocial and Academic Functioning: Cross-sectional and longitudinal observations in an inner-city sample.” Archives of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine 1998; 152:899-907. iii Alaimo K, Olson CM, Frongillo EA Jr. “Food Insufficiency and American School-Aged Children’s Cognitive, Academic and Psychosocial Development.” Pediatrics 2001; 108(1):44-53. iv Benton D, Maconie A, Williams C The influence of the glycaemic load of breakfast on the behaviour of children in school. Physiol Behav. 2007 Nov 23;92(4):717-24. Epub 2007 May 31 v Alaimo K, Olson CM, Frongillo EA Jr. “Food Insufficiency and American School-Aged Children’s Cognitive, Academic and Psychosocial Development.” Pediatrics 2001; 108(1):44-53. vi Wesnes KA, Pincock C, Richardson D, Helm G, Hails S. “Breakfast reduces declines in attention and memory over the morning in schoolchildren.” Appetite 2003;41(3):329-31. vii Dye L, Blundell JE. Functional foods: psychological and behavioral functions. Br J Nutr 2002;88 (Suppl 2):S187– 211. viii Murphy JM. "Academics & Breakfast Connection Pilot: Final Report on New York's Classroom Breakfast Project." Nutirtion Consortium of NY State. Albany, NY. July 2005 ix Affenito SG, Thompson DR, Barton BA, Franko DL, Daniels SR, Obarzanek E, Schreiber GB, Striegel- Moore. “Breakfast Consumption by African-American and White Adolescent Girls Correlates Positively with Calcium and Fiber Intake and Negatively with Body Mass Index.” Journal of the American Dietetic Association 2005; 105:938-945. x Wilson NC, Parnell WR, Wohlers M, Shirley P. “Eating breakfast and its impact on children’s daily diet.” Nutrition &Dietetics 2006; 63:15-20. xi Breakfast Eating and Weight Change in a 5-Year Prospective Analysis of Adolescents: Project EAT (Eating Among Teens) Maureen T. Timlin, Mark A. Pereira, Mary Story, and Dianne Neumark-Sztainer Pediatrics 2008; 121: e638-e645 xii American Dietetic Association.Childhood Overweight Evidence Analysis Project: updated 2006. Available at: xiii Dubois L, Girard M, Potvin Kent M, Farmer A, Tatone-Tokuda F Breakfast skipping is associated with differences in meal patterns, macronutrient intakes and overweight among pre-school childrenPublic Health Nutr. 2008 Mar 18:1-10 xiv Murphy JM, Pagano ME, Patton K, Hall S, Marinaccio J, Kleinman R. “The Boston Public Schools Universal Breakfast Program; Final Evaluation Report.” Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA, 2000. xv Murphy JM et. al. “Maryland Meals for Achievement Year III Final Report.” Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA, 2001. xvi Caroline R. Mahoney, Holly A. Taylor, Robin B. Kanarek, Priscilla Samuel. Effect of breakfast composition on cognitive processes in elementary school children. Physiology and Behavior 85 (2005) 635-645 xvii Section 9(f)(2)(B)(ii), Richard B Russell National School Lunch Act.

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.

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