FROM THE DIRECTOR
Dear Parent or Guardian,
Welcome to RSU No. 18’s Nutrition Program. My name is Will and I am the Nutrition Director for RSU No.18’s Nutrition Services. I am a registered dietitian with the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and I am very excited to be a part of the RSU No.18 community. Nutrition Services has a very committed staff that is dedicated to providing your Learner with the nutrition they need to achieve excellence. I hope you enjoy our services, and please let me know if you have any questions or concerns. I look forward to working with you!
William D. Hamilton MS, RD, SNS
41 Heath Street
Oakland, ME 04963
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The federal government recognizes the direct link between adequate nutrition and a child’s success both in and out of school, and it understands that not all households have access to nourishing meals due to income. To help support these needy families and their young Learners, the federal government has established a federal income tax return based on household income that provides Free and Reduced priced lunches and FREE breakfasts directly to your Learners.
**Click on the link above for SY 2015-2016 Breakfast and Lunch prices**
SCHOOL BREAKFAST PROGRAM
All RSU No.18 schools participate in the School Breakfast Program (SBP). The SBP is a federally assisted meal program operating in public and non-profit private schools and residential child care institutions. Nationally, the SBP began as a pilot project in 1966, and was made permanent in 1975.
Regional School Unit No 18’s SBP provides a healthy and nutritious breakfast that has age appropriate portions, offers more whole grains, zero grams of trans fat per portion, and more fruit! Breakfast starts in all schools at 7:30 AM and goes until 8:00 AM. This program is available to all students, and those students that qualify for Free or Reduced-price lunch automatically qualify for FREE breakfast.
Monthly Breakfast menus can be found in the “Monthly Menus” section of this web-page. We hope to see your student at breakfast to start their day out right!
ONLINE PAYMENT SYSTEM
Regional School Unit No. 18 offers online payment services School Lunch and Breakfast Programs through mySchoolBucks. Here, parents can create personal accounts and place up to $120 per student, which can be used to pay for school lunches and school breakfasts.
Money on this account can also be used as payment for the Snack Milk program.
For those of you who were previously using MyNutriKids, MySchoolBucks will be replacing MyNutriKids as an online payment system.
Please visit the MySchoolBucks website for more details.
Before creating an account, you will need your student’s Student ID, which can be requested when you sign up for a MySchoolBucks account.
Maine Department of Education, Child Nutrition Services
This institution will comply with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (42 USC 2000d et seq.), Title XI of the Education Amendments of 1972 (20 USC 1681 et seq.), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (29 U.S.C. 794), the Age Discrimination Act of 1975 (42USC 6101 et seq.); all provisions required by the implementation regulations of the Department of Agriculture; Department of Justice Enforcement Guidelines, 28 CFR Part S0.3 and 42; and FNS directives and guidelines, to the effect that, no person shall, on the grounds of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability, be excluded from participation in, be denied benefits of, or otherwise be subject to discrimination under any program or activity for which the program applicant receives Federal financial assistance from FNS; and hearby gives assurance that it will immediately take measures necessary to effectuate this agreement.
This institution is an equal opportunity provider. In accordance with State law this institution is prohibited from discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, or disability. (No all prohibited bases apply to all programs). To file a complaint of discrimination, write Maine Department of Education, Civil Rights Officer, 23 State House Station, Augusta, ME, 04333, or call (207)-624-6820. Maine is an equal opportunity provider and employer.