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School Nutrition Program

The mission of the South Portland School Nutrition Program is to serve healthy, nutritious meals to the students and staff of South Portland Schools.

All school meals meet USDA requirements for calories, fat, protein, calcium, iron, sodium, and vitamins A & D. Our food offerings meet USDA standards, are highly acceptable for all students, taste good, are prepared in a safe manner and served with a smile.

A lunch meal consists of a choice of entrée, fresh vegetables, fresh fruits, and eight ounces of milk. Milk is served with all meals, with students provided a choice of 1% white milk, skim white milk, or fat free chocolate milk. Breakfast is available every morning for all students. Each breakfast meal consists of two grains, a choice of juice, fresh fruit and milk.

Meal Charging Procedure

When a student enrolls in the South Portland Public Schools a meal account is created for the student. The student will have the same meal account for as long as they attend the South Portland Public Schools. The meal account will follow a student from elementary to middle to high school.

Under no circumstances will a student ever be denied a meal eligible for reimbursement under a program administered by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). Students will be allowed to charge a reimbursable meal.

Students will not be permitted to charge a la carte or snack items. In order to purchase an a la carte or snack item, a student must have money in their meal account or pay in cash.

Please browse the pages listed to the left for more information about our school nutrition program, and to apply for food assistance via the Free and Reduced meals program.


School Nutrition Program Director