Information on Nutritional Services and downloadable menus
The Nutritional Services department offers meal service 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. Nutritional Services provides carefully planned and well-balanced meals that appeal to younger appetites and undergo a nutritional analysis by a registered dietician. Our staff are highly qualified in the ServSafe Food Protection Certification Program and are trained regularly on all changes and updates.
Our friendly team of professionals assists our students in learning about nutrition through various traditions such as posters, training, food tasting, contests, and other fun activities. We incorporate our lessons into holidays, celebrations and special occasions, such as National School Breakfast Week, National School Lunch Week, and National Nutrition Month. 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.
Menus: Fall/Winter 2017-2018
Print menus are provided to parents. You can view the menus online anytime via the following links:
For more information about Nutritional Services, contact:
Phil Hackerman, Nutritional Services Manager
410.444.5000 ext. 1717 Philh@mdschblind.org
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.
To view the full policy click HERE.
Civil Rights Statement
Federal Nondiscrimination Statement
In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, religious creed, disability, age, political beliefs, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.
Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.
To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:
mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;
fax: (202) 690-7442; or
USDA Nondiscrimination Statement 2015 (Spanish Translation)
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.
Maryland Non-Discrimination Statement
The Maryland State Department of Education does not discriminate on the basis of age, ancestry/national origin, color, disability, gender identity/expression, marital status, race, religion, sex, or sexual orientation in matters affecting employment or in providing access to programs and activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. For Inquiries related to Department policy, please contact:
Baltimore, MD 21201-2595
410-767-0426 – Voice
410-767-0431 – Fax
410-333-6442 – TTY/TDD