Office of Food and Nutrition Services

"We Care" is Our Slogan, Good Nutrition is Our Goal!

The mission of Food and Nutrition Services is to operate a world-class child nutrition program; to provide a variety of healthy food choices to ensure students' readiness to learn; to educate stakeholders in an ever-changing global society regarding proper nutrition necessary for a healthy lifestyle and wellness; to provide meals to community programs; and to operate within established government regulations. The Food and Nutrition Services program is financially self-supporting.

Food and Nutrition Services employs over 1300 professionals that include managers, team members, drivers, warehouse workers, and supervisors. School meals are planned by registered dietitians to reflect the current Dietary Guidelines for Americans,, and student preferences as determined at student taste parties. Low cost, nutritious school meals are served to more than 140,000 customers every day and breakfast is offered in 175 schools and centers.

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What We Offer

Meet Rodney Taylor, Director of Food and Nutrition Services

RodneyTaylor joined FCPS in September of 2015. He is nationally-known for his food philosophy which includes focusing on fresh, healthy, locally-sourced products for school cafeterias.


What's New!

UPDATED Online Meal Prepayment Service: beginning August 24, 2015

My School Bucks

    Food and Nutrition Services is converting from MyLunchMoney to MySchoolBucks beginning August 24, 2015. No convenience fee will be charged. This secure online prepayment service uses MasterCard, Visa, or Discover transaction cards. Customers have the ability to add money on their child’s cafeteria accounts, view fund balances and meal purchase history, and receive e-mail notifications when their balance goes below the amount they specified.

    New Online Meal Prepayment Users:

    • Can sign up for a meal payment account beginning August 24, 2015 by visiting
    • IMPORTANT:  Within the MySchoolBucks “Add a Student” section, the student’s first and last name will need to match with the FCPS student record on file.

    Current Users:

    • Begin logging into on August 24, 2015.
    • Your MyLunchMoney user e-mail address will become the MySchoolBucks “username.”
    • Your MyLunchMoney user password will stay the same for the MySchoolBucks “password.”
    • Balances on your current MyLunchMoney meal account will transfer over to MySchoolBucks.
    • Your current MyLunchMoney user settings (Smart Pay) and profile details will transfer over to MySchoolBucks.

    Questions? Contact MySchoolBucks (Heartland School Solutions) by phone (1-855-832-5226) or e-mail at

GOLDEN Wellness Award

Fairfax County Public School’s Wellness Task Force, in partnership with Food and Nutrition Services hosted the GOLDEN (Giving Others Lifelong Desire for Exercise and Nutrition) Wellness Award Reception at a recent school board meeting. In the past 6 years, the number of recipients has grown from 15 to 170. Read More...

All Star Lunch

FCPS developed the new "All Star Lunch" to reflect USDA's new menu standards and to help students select their school meal choices.


View the All Star Lunch Video

Free and Reduced-Price Lunch Pilot Continues for the 2015 - 2016 School Year

Students who qualify for free meals receive breakfast and lunch free. Reduced-price eligible students will also receive free breakfast and lunch on a continued pilot basis for School Year 2015 – 2016. Food and Nutrition Services will absorb these costs.


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Contact Us:

Rodney Taylor, Director

Fatima Calcuttawalla,
Administrative Assistant

Office of Food and Nutrition Services
6840 Industrial Road
Springfield, VA 22151

Webpage Curator

Fatima Calcuttawalla

Last Updated

September 28, 2015