Menu Changes Due to School Closings
School closings cause Food and Nutrition Services to change menus from the advertised menu. Parents cannot be notified of the changes in advance because of the uncertainties of the number of days of school closures, equipment failures, and product deliveries. Elementary school managers ask the school offices to notify the students of the day's menu in the morning announcements. Regrettably this may result in student favorites not being available.
Food and Nutrition Services (FNS) 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.
Penny McConnell, MS, RDN, SNS
Administrative Assistant Fatima.Calcuttawalla@fcps.edu
Office of Food and Nutrition Services
6840 Industrial Road
Springfield, VA 22151
August 20, 2014