Many Maine schools are trying to incorporate more locally grown produce into their offerings. At the same time they face new USDA regulations this year about what they must serve.
Walter Beesley, Director of Child Nutritutional Services at the Department of Education, Ellen Demmons, President of the Maine School Nutrition Association and Kim Austin, School Nutrition Director for the Lewiston schools system joined in the discussion.
Department of Education
Child Nutritutional Services at the Department of Education
Maine School Nutrition Association
Lewiston Public Schools Nutrition Program
For more information on FARMS
For more information on USDA menu requirements
Maine Harvest Lunch / Farm to School
Maine Watch with Jennifer Rooks episode #2811
[The "Local Food in Maine Schools" episode originally aired on Maine Watch with Jennifer Rooks November 22, 2013.]