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Food & Nutrition Services

Colorful lunch boxes with different foods in them

Committed to serving students and staff nutritious and flavorful meals, while providing nutrition education and acting as advocates for student health. 

Meals are provided through the National School Lunch Program, which is overseen by the United States Department of Agriculture. This program is designed to provide nutritious meals to over 101,000 schools across the country. During the 2020-2021 school year, over 2 million meals (breakfast, lunch, snack, and supper) were served to St. Mary's County Public Schools students.

Main Functions

  • Operate the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) to include breakfast, lunch, supper and snack program in compliance with state and federal regulations
  • Determine meal benefit eligibility of students and maintain all applicable records
  • Develop menus designed to meet the nutritional requirements of NSLP program
  • Assist in the development and implementation of the District Wellness Policy
  • Coordinate after-school snack and supper programs to support educational activities
  • Operate Summer Food Service Program

USDA Nondiscrimination Statement

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.  

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits.  Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.  Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.


To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: How to File a Complaint, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by: 

  1. mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture 
    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights 
    1400 Independence Avenue, SW 
    Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; 
  2. fax: (202) 690-7442; or 
  3. email: