School Lunch: How Do Maine Schools Address Their Role in Providing Nutrition to Children?

Jan 16, 2019

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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.

Guests

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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