The Maryland State Department of Education's Office of School and Community Nutrition Programs is committed to ensuring access to healthy meals for students, children, and certain adult populations throughout Maryland by maximizing participation in the federal and State nutrition programs and initiatives administered by this office.
Healthy meals provide the energy and nutrition necessary for establishing learning readiness and academic achievement and build the foundation for creating lifelong healthy eating behaviors. Our mission is to provide leadership in serving the food insecure and to contribute to the nutritional well-being of program participants.
Learn more about the Office of School & Community Nutrition Programs
The OSCNP team applies for and manages several USDA grants to support the health and development of all people that access the USDA child nutrition programs.
The system manages financial claims relating to the state’s School and Community Nutrition Programs.
The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) and School Breakfast Program (SBP) provide children with nutritious meals to support the health, development and academic potential of all students.
For information and/or questions about Medicaid matching for free or reduced-price school meals, contact the
Maryland Department of Health.
For information and/or questions about the Pandemic Electronic Benefits Transfer (P-EBT) Program, visit the
Maryland Department of Human Services.
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