The Child Nutrition Programs administered by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (ESE) plays a critical role in ensuring that all children are ready to learn by supporting nutritious meal service in schools, day care centers, family day care homes, residential child care institutions, and summer feeding programs. Massachusetts school districts certify students through the Virtual Gateway for free or reduced price meals. Households with school-aged children can also apply for free or reduced price meals through the Virtual Gateway's Self Service page.

This Virtual Gateway supported program is currently in the Pilot phase and limited to select Massachusetts school districts. For more information, contact the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (ESE) .

Reference Guides

The following are quick reference guides intended to assist School District's Local Educational Agencies (LEAs) on the job.



This information is provided by the Virtual Gateway within Health and Human Services.

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