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, ChooseMyPlate.gov, 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.
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.
Farm to School
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.
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.
Rodney Taylor, Director
Administrative Assistant Fatima.Calcuttawalla@fcps.edu
Office of Food and Nutrition Services
6840 Industrial Road
Springfield, VA 22151
January 8, 2016