School isn't only a place where students learn what they need to master purely academic standards. It's a place where students can learn about and apply concepts of healthy eating and living. Teachers and food service personnel play a major role in helping students make the right choices when it comes to diet and healthy living.
- Child Nutrition Services. The Child Nutrition office at the Maine Department of Education works with the state's schools to ensure access to nutritious food for all children throughout the year.
- Coordinated School Health. Nutrition Services is one of the eight components of a Coordinated School Health Program that emphasizes healthy eating and nutrition as part of the health education curriculum.