Food and Nutrition Services

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Ms. Susan Maffe, MS, RD, SNS

Director of Food and Nutrition Services

The Food and Nutrition Services Program provides breakfasts and lunches in all Meriden Public Schools and Thomas Edison Middle School. The Office of Food and Nutrition 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 and Nutrition 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) 639-5060 ext 16 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.

  • To download the 2017-2018 Free/Reduced Lunch printable application in English, please click here
  • To view the instructions for our 2017-2018 Free/Reduced Lunch application in English, please click here
  • Para descargar la aplicación para imprimir 2017-2018 almuerzo gratis / reducido en español, por favor haga clic aquí
  • Para ver las instrucciones para nuestro 2017-2018 solicitud de almuerzo gratis / reducido en español, por favor haga clic aquí
  • For more information on the Husky program, see Addendum B, for English, please click here (en espanol)
  • For more information on SNAP: Supplimental Nutrition Assistance Program (formerly the Food Stamps Program), please click here
  • To view our Frequently Asked Questions in English, please click here
  • Note: Eligibility is determined based on Federal Income Guidelines. For additional information on the Federal Income Guidelines, please check back in August

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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.

Nondiscrimination Statement

The U.S. Department of Agriculture prohibits discrimination against its customers, employees, and applicants for employment on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, reprisal, and where applicable, political beliefs, marital status, familial or parental status, sexual orientation, or all or part of an individual's income derived from any public assistance program or activity conducted or funded by the Department. (Not all prohibited bases will apply to all programs and/or employment activities) If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complain Form, found online at:, or at any USDA office, or call (866) 632-9992 to request the form. You may also write a letter containing all of the information requested in the form. Send your completed complaint form or letter to us by mail at U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, by fax (202) 690-7442 or email at [email protected] Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilitie may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339; or (800) 845-6136 (Spanish). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.