Special Milk Program

The Special Milk Program provides milk to children in schools and childcare institutions who do not participate in other Federal meal service programs. The program reimburses schools for the milk they serve.

Schools in the National School Lunch or School Breakfast Programs may also participate in the Special Milk Program to provide milk to children in half-day pre-kindergarten and kindergarten programs where children do not have access to the school meal programs

For additional Program information go to USDA or contact:

Stephen Carey, MS RD Nutrition/ School Health Specialist
Stephen.carey@ride.ri.gov  
401-222-8936

or

Sandra Fabrizio, MS
Sandra.fabrizio@ride.ri.gov
401-222-4682

For information on becoming a sponsor contact:

Stephen Carey, MS RDNutrition/ School Health Specialist
Stephen.carey@ride.ri.gov  
401-222-8936

or

Sandra Fabrizio, MS
Sandra.fabrizio@ride.ri.gov
401-222-4682

Here you’ll find any upcoming trainings, videos available for viewing, and links to helpful training resources.

Welcome to the Special Milk Program Regulations & Guidance section. The purpose of this section is to clarify the rules and regulations in the administration of this Program.

RIDE issued Memos & Guidance:

USDA issued Policy Memos

For the most current policy memos and updates, please visit USDA's School Meals Program Policy page at...

USDA Nutrition Programs are designed to improve the health and well-being of children and adults. Here is additional information on nutrition and wellness.

Welcome to the Special Milk Program Documents, Resources and Helpful Links. This section includes RIDE issued documents, and additional resource, document and links from a variety of sources related to this USDA Program.

The Reimbursement and Claims section provides information on USDA reimbursement rates, and RIDE's CNP Connect secure claims processing and management system.

USDA reimbursement rates are updated on a yearly basis. Here are the current reimbursement rates.

CNP Connect includes a secure section for processing meal claims.  For additional information on filing meal claims, visit the My CNPConnect site.

This section provides local and national data on the Special Milk Program, and information about fiscal aspects of the Program.