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 2010 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 164 schools and centers.
Food and Nutrition Services (FNS) Assessment
The School Board has hired Prismatic Services, Inc. to complete an assessment of the FNS program. It will be conducted February through June 2013. The program evaluation will include school operation observations, interviewing, and surveying stakeholders and recommendations to enhance the program.
2012-2013 Menu Changes
When students return to school in September their lunch options will look different.
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
Students who qualify for free meals receive breakfast and lunch at no charge. On a pilot basis for the 2012-2013 school year students eligible for reduced price meals will receive free breakfast and free lunch.
Penny McConnell, MS, RD, SNS
Administrative Assistant Fatima.Calcuttawalla@fcps.edu
Office of Food and Nutrition Services
6840 Industrial Road
Springfield, VA 22151
February 15, 2013