Nutrition Services

Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP)

The Child and Adult Care Food program provides reimbursement to registered or licensed home child care providers and Head Start Centers who serve USDA guideline nutritious meals to children in their care.

Head Start

Head Start provides comprehensive education, health, nutrition, and parent involvement services to income eligible children and their families. The focus of this program is to ensure that children are ready to start school while addressing all aspects of child development and learning.

Services are available to residents of Lincoln, Sagadahoc and Northeast Cumberland counties. Classrooms are located in Brunswick, Pejepscot (Topsham), Bath, Wiscasset, North Whitefield, Damariscotta, and Waldoboro. There is no cost to the family.

Women, Infants & Children Nutrition Program (WIC)

WIC is a federally funded supplemental food and nutrition education program for pregnant and post-partum women, infants, and children up to the age of five. WIC Nutrition Counselors provide nutrition education, breastfeeding counseling, and referral to a variety of programs related to family health and well-being.

Participants receive supplemental food vouchers that enable them to purchase WIC approved foods such as fruit juice, milk, infant formula, cereals, cheese, peanut butter, beans and tuna. The WIC program also has a Breastfeeding Peer Counseling component to assist post-partum women in meeting their breastfeeding goals.

For additional information, visit www.maine.gov/dhhs/wic/

This service is available to northern Cumberland, Sagadahoc, Lincoln, Knox and Waldo counties.

In accordance with federal Law and the US 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, Room 326- W, Whitten Building, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, DC 20250-9410 or call (202) 720-5964 (voice or TDD) USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.