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Child Nutrition Information

Child Nutrition Services
23 State House Station Augusta, ME 04333-0023
Fax (207)624-6841

Child Nutrition



Child Nutrition Laws

Child Nutrition Programs are governed by federal and state laws and regulations. Federal laws are administered by the United States Department of Agriculture, and state laws are administered by the Maine DOE. School districts in the National School Lunch Program must follow USDA regulations for federally subsidized meals and for all foods sold outside of the National School Lunch Program.  Information on current federal regulations, State of Maine laws, and links to USDA Memorandums are provided below.

USDA Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) and Rules

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Maine Legislature

Maine Department of Education Rules Chapter 51


Maine Department of Education State Statutes

Maine Department of Education Administrative and Informational Letters

Proposed Professional Standards for School Food Service

Special Provisions

USDA Memorandums and State Statutes

USDA Smart Snacks in Schools Legislation

Other Items of Interest