Tomorrow Starts Here
Maple Early Childhood Center
308 Maple Avenue
Chardon, OH 44024
Preschool Main Office: 440-285-4066

Good nutrition and learning go hand in hand.

The Nutrition Services department is made up of a team of food and nutrition professionals that are dedicated to students' health, well-being and their ability to learn. We support learning by promoting healthy habits for lifelong nutrition and fitness practices.

New USDA Guidelines and Meal Patterns...

Meals, foods and beverages sold or served at schools meet state and federal requirements which are based on the USDA Dietary Guidelines. We provide students with access to a variety of affordable and appealing foods that meet the health and nutrition needs of students. 


 Learn about the Summer Meal Program

Summer Food Service Program:  All children ages 1 through 18 are eligible to receive free meals during the summer months at participating program sites.  Individuals ages 19 through 21 who have been identified as having mental or physical disabilities and are following Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) through their current enrollment in educational programs also are eligible for free summer meals. 

For more information or to find a location near you call 1-866-3-HUNGRY (486479) or click here

 Josephine Culliton, SNS
Director of Nutrition Services
308 Maple Ave.Ave
Chardon, Ohio 44024

QUICK FACTS about our Nutrition Services Department:

  • We offer chef salads, fresh fruits and veggies at every school, every day.  
  • Over 1200 lunch and over 400 breakfast meals are served daily!                   
  • We use a computerized point of sale system in all of our buildings. 
  • We offer 3 different kinds of fat free milk (white, chocolate, strawberry).
  • We follow the nutritional guidelines for competitive foods sold as set forth by the USDA's Smart Snack Guidelines

Free & Reduced Lunch -

30 day carryover from t he Prior Year Students who were on Free & Reduced meal status at the end of the previous school year will carry-over. For the New School Year (2018-2019), this carry-over period ends September 28, 2018, unless a meal application is approved. As per USDA regulations, if your child qualifies for lesser level meal benefits (from free status to reduced-price status to reduced-price/free status to paid status); these changes will take effect 10 days from the date of application approval. If your child qualifies for higher level meal benefits (from paid/reduced-price status to free status or paid status to reduced-price status), these changes will take effect immediately upon application approval.

This allows for students nutritional needs to be met while parents are in the process of reapplying

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