Food Services

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Paul Milliken, Food Services Director
Phone Number:  207-798-3636 
Email:  [email protected] 
             
        
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Elementary Schools
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    Elementary Schools
Woodside Elementary School
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Mount Ararat High School
 
 
St. John's Lunch Menu



Keep Warm

Buddy wants to remind everyone
to be sure and stay warm this weekend!!

 

My School Bucks

Miss Robin making smoothies for
Winter Kids Event at Williams-Cone School

And no, she didn't fall in!



Smoothies for Everybody


What's Happening at Bowdoinham Community School?

Sharing Tree         Breakfast Casserole

Mrs. Card and The Holiday Sharing Tree / Home Made Breakfast Casserole....MMM-M!


Chinese Chocolate Cookies

Chinese Chocolate Cookies courtesy of Mrs. Surette



Williams-Cone Students Recognize Food Service Staff

On Wednesday November 16th the students of the Williams-Cone Elementary School presented certificates
to Food Service Staffers Julie McAvoy & Jessie Goodenow, 
"For supporting students to make healthy food choices." 
The ladies were very touched and they loved the cookies as well.

Certificates

 
Holiday Meal at Mt. Ararat High School

Thanksgiving 1  Thanksgiving 2 Thanksgiving 4
Thanksgiving 3


Halloween at Mt. Ararat Middle School

CHILDREN!!! 

Where are the CHILDREN!!!

MARIO!!Caf Workers in CostumesMarie

What is Special Provision 2?


Special Provision 2 is a four-year program that allows any school to serve universal free breakfast and lunch for 3 years while only collecting school meal benefit applications for the first year. 

  • Year 1 (SY 2022-2023): We will collect school meal applications to set our base claiming year numbers for reimbursement.
  • Years 2-4 (SY 2023-2026): no applications collected!

Because of this we need everyone’s help by filling out the free meal application for this year only!!  The more applications received the more beneficial it is to the district and the children it serves.  Please click on the Free and Reduced Form link below.

Through this program, all enrolled students in our district under the age of 18 can receive breakfast and lunch, free of charge. Please reach out to Paul Milliken, Food Services Director, with any questions at [email protected]


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School Lunch App

Free and Reduced Form




Please watch this video


Free/Reduced Lunch Form - Forms can be filled out ANY time throughout the school year to receive a free or reduced meal benefit.  Applications need to be filled out Annually for Benefits in addition to the meal program. Please fill out an application and return it to the Central Office attention, Paul Milliken.  

Online Free & reduced Applications form will be available for SY 22/23




Anti Bullying Video

This video was made by young people from Richmond and it's worth everyone's time to watch it!
Let's end bullying!





Questions regarding LD167 Lunch Shaming?
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We Need You



Looking to make a little extra money, making a difference in our schools and having fun while doing it? Consider being a Substitute in our kitchens! Flexible, school day hours, great coworkers and a lot of fun!
Please call the Nutrition Director today for more information at 207-798-3636.
 

“We believe healthy people make better learners – when we feel well, we work and learn well” MSAD No 75 Administrative Team

 

Local Freshness
tomatoesWe continue to strive to order as many Maine and local regional products as possible. We place an emphasis on this during Harvest Week in September and another during the Farm to School week in October. We do our best to order Maine produce and products as often as the market and the price will bear. This process is getting easier to do throughout the entire school year since so many different partners are working well together!!



Year End
Information:
 Balance Carryovers
Lunch Balances:

Please take a few moments to check your student’s lunch balance. Be sure that you pay off any charges that may have occurred during the year; all lunch charges need to be paid off by the end of the school year. Balances, positive and negative, carry over from one school year to another and are subject to the charging procedures set by the school board. If you have a graduating student, please disable the MySchoolBucks account at the end of this year. If you have any questions or concerns please contact your kitchen manager or the food service director for help.


5, 2, 1, 0 Let's Go!
All MSAD 75 schools are 5, 2, 1, 0 Let's Go! partners. The Let's Go! program supports increased physical activity and healthy eating for children and youth. The numbers stand for:

5 – fruits and veggies
2 – hours or less of recreational screen time
1 – hour or more of physical activity
0 – sugary drinks, more water

If you are interested in knowing more about this program please click here:http://www.letsgo.org/



District Health Leadership Team
coordinated school health poster

MSAD 75 has followed a coordinated approach to school health since 2001. Our District is the only one in Maine to receive Exemplary Recognition Awards from the Maine Department of Education and the Maine Bureau of Health for our work in all eight areas of health shown in the above diagram!

We are extremely proud of the efforts our staff, students, parents, and community members make every day to ensure all areas of health are working together. The District Health Leadership Team reviews data, assesses need and provides feedback on priority health efforts for both students and staff. Two key areas currently being addressed are: review of the health education and the physical education curricula; analysis of best practices under the District Wellness Policy.

Establishing healthy behaviors during childhood is easier and more effective than trying to change unhealthy behaviors during adulthood. Schools play a critical role in promoting the health and safety of young people and helping them establish lifelong healthy behavior patterns. Also, research shows there is a link between the health outcomes of young people and their academic success.

If you would like to be a part of the District Heath Leadership team please get in touch with Paul Milliken MSAD 75 Food Service Director: [email protected] or 798-3636.



Test out your products...
For any food sold during the school day we are required to ensure that they meet the standards set by the National School Lunch Program and the new rules within the Healthy Hunger Free Kid's Act. We run all of our snacks and drinks through a product calculator to make sure we are meeting these standards. The guidelines are very specific and it can be difficult to know if a product meets the standards when dealing with a pre-made product. This calculator is a wonderful tool to use when trying to ensure that the foods and drinks sold in school meet the nutritional guidelines. If you would like to test any of the snacks or other items you have in your home, give it a try... you might be surprised by what you find.
Click here for more information
 

Paul Milliken

RSU/MSAD 75 School Nutrition Director

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