Nutrition and Student Wellness

The Summer Food Service Program provides meals and snacks to children during the summer months when school is not in session. School-age children are eligible up through age 18. Meals are served at no cost. MSB does not participate in this program. Follow the link to locate meal sites that do participate in the program all over the state of Maryland. These locations are open to any school-aged student even if the student does not attend school in the area where the meal site is located.

Nutrition & Menus

Student and teacher offering snacks

The Nutrition Services department provides carefully planned and well-balanced meals that appeal to younger appetites and undergo a nutritional analysis by a registered dietician. Meal service is available for residential and day students from Sunday evening through Friday afternoon. Day students receive breakfast and lunch and residential students receive breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Additionally, our team of friendly professionals teach students about nutrition in a variety of ways. We incorporate holidays, celebrations and special occasions, such as National School Breakfast Week, National School Lunch Week, and National Nutrition Month into our lessons. Our dining room serves as a learning environment where students are encouraged to practice skills and nutrition knowledge that they have been taught in instructional and residential programs.

All stakeholders are encouraged to give their input about the Wellness Policy and can request to be members of our Wellness Committee if interested. Stakeholders are school leadership, parents, students, education, nutrition service, physical education, health or related services, dietary, residential services, and the local community. The Committee meets quarterly.

Contact information:
For questions or input regarding the Wellness Policy or request to be a part of our Wellness Committee, please contact: 
Joe Meneeley at, 410.444.5000, ext. 1717
Maureen Bisesi at, 410.319.5714

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Breakfast – Spring 2024

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Lunch – Fall/Winter 2023
Lunch, Spanish – Fall/Winter 2023

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Dinner – Fall/Winter 2023
Dinner, Spanish – Fall/Winter 2023

MSB Wellness Policy

The Maryland School for the Blind is committed to enhancing the lifelong wellness of its students and staff through emphasizing the value of healthy nutrition and physical activity.  You can view our wellness policy by downloading the documents below.

MSB Triennial Assessment Report

USDA Nondiscrimination Statement

In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.

Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.

To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at:, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to USDA by:

  1. mail:
    U.S. Department of Agriculture
    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
    1400 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or
  2. fax:
    (833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or
  3. email:

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.