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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.
FEDERAL REGULATIONS AND CIRCULARS
excerpts from 245 regulations;
"(1) Information about the child or the household obtained directly from the food stamp, FDPIR or TANF office must be kept confidential and shall be used solely for the purpose of determining the child’s eligibility for school meal or milk benefits, or as otherwise permitted by section 9 of the National School Lunch Act."
Applications that contain information must not be released. Aggregate data can be released or application that do not indicate a family.
Eligibility Manual contains a chart and more detail information that may help.
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