School lunch, milk eligibility criteria set

AUGUSTA – With the start of school fast approaching, the Maine Department of Education is releasing the criteria for students to qualify for free or reduced school meals and milk for the 2013-14 school year.   Students from families whose annual income is equal to or less than the federal income guidelines shown below will … Continue reading School lunch, milk eligibility criteria set

Mount Desert Elementary honored with Maine’s first top health excellence award

Maine Education Commissioner Stephen Bowen and USDA’s Under Secretary for Food, Nutrition, and Consumer Services Kevin Concannon presented the award at a school assembly Friday and recognized the state as a national leader in creating healthy school environments NORTHEAST HARBOR – Superfood quinoa and vegetables fresh from the school garden on the lunch menu. A … Continue reading Mount Desert Elementary honored with Maine’s first top health excellence award

Mount Desert Elementary to be honored with Maine’s first top health excellence award

USDA’s Under Secretary for Food, Nutrition, and Consumer Services Kevin Concannon and Maine Education Commissioner Stephen Bowen will present the award at a school assembly Friday NORTHEAST HARBOR – The Mount Desert Elementary School will become the first in Maine honored with a Gold Medal of Distinction from the HealthierUS School Challenge. Maine Department of … Continue reading Mount Desert Elementary to be honored with Maine’s first top health excellence award