Food and Nutrition Services

Ms. Susan Maffe, MS, RD, SNS

Director of Food and Nutrition Services

The Food Services Program provides breakfasts and lunches in all Meriden Public Schools and Thomas Edison Middle School. The Office of Food Services ensures that all meals served meet age-appropriate nutritional guidelines as well as providing students and the school community with nutrition education and information. The Food Services Program works closely with the City of Meriden’s Health Department to ensure that healthy meals are being served in a safe cafeteria environment for the students of Meriden.

  • For current school lunch menus and prices, please check out our online menus.
  • To view our updated payment policy, click here.
  • To view our Nutrition Resources page, click here.

Meriden Summer Food Service Program

The Summer Food Service Program coordinates, prepares and delivers breakfasts and lunches to area sites throughout Meriden during the summer months. The program is designed to provide area youth with 2 nutritionally balanced meals during the summer recess.

Questions, please call (203) 235-0278 or visit the New Opportunities website at:

Applying for reduced price or free meals:

For families who qualify, free or reduced price breakfasts and lunches are provided. To qualify, families must apply and meet federal income eligibility guidelines which are revised and published annually.

Free or reduced price meals may be applied for at any time during the school year. If you are not eligible now, but experience a change such as a decrease in household income, an increase in household size, become unemployed or get SNAP (formerly food stamps) or TFA, fill out an application at that time. Applications, instructions and additional information can be downloaded by selecting the correct link below.

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Student Allergies

Meriden Public Schools recognizes that food allergies may be life-threatening. The district encourages parents/guardians of students with food allergies to notify the school nurse of the allergies.

  • Click here to review Meriden Public Schools Policy regarding food allergies.

Nondiscrimination Statement

In accordance with Federal Law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability.

To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 or call (800) 795-3272 or (202) 720-6382 (TTY). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.