Over the years, attention to nutrition has changed the types of school lunches that are offered in Maine. The Obama Administration revamped the federal school lunch program, and the Trump Administration is now reversing some of those changes. We'll learn how schools are meeting the demands of providing quality lunch to students and ensuring that those who qualify for free and reduced lunch are getting their needs met. What are the challenges that students and school lunch programs face? We'll also learn why a handful of Maine towns have opted out of the federal program.
Jeanne Reilly, director of school nutrition, RSU 14 Windham
Walter Beesley, child nutrition director, Maine Department of Education
Ashley Edmonson, program coordinator, Let's Go!
Anna Korsen (by phone), program director, Full Plates Full Potential
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- Maine High School Opts Out Of Federal School Lunch Program, Says It's Too Limiting
- Feeding Rural Kids Still Challenging, Even As Maine Expands Summer Meal Program
- More Salt, Fewer Whole Grains: USDA Eases School Lunch Nutrition Rules
- Federally funded school lunches are about to get a lot less healthy
- Collins fights to keep potatoes in school lunches
- Federal school lunch program safe through February, official says
- Why Reducing Food Waste in School Meal Programs Matters
- National School Lunch Program
- Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act
- Final Rule: Child Nutrition Program Flexibilities for Milk, Whole Grains, and Sodium Requirements