FCPS' award-winning food and nutrition services programs are available to kindergarten students. A variety of nutritious breakfasts, lunches, and à la carte offerings are served by 1,300 food service employees to about 145,000 school customers each day in every school. School meals are planned by registered dietitians to reflect the Dietary Guidelines for Americans and student preferences as determined at student taste parties. Strict federal nutrient guidelines limit total fat, limit saturated fats, and include whole grain products. FCPS also limits trans fats, sodium, and sugar. For daily menus, check cable television (Channel 21) or go to the Food at School web site.
In addition to publicized lunches, the following are available daily:
Breakfast is available in selected schools and begins on September 10. Check to see if breakfast is available at your school.
Requests for food substitutions for students with special dietary needs, such as allergies, require a statement from a medical authority. The list of ingredients for all food items served in the school cafeterias is available on the web site. Nutrient information for food items served is posted in school cafeterias.
Students will have the same student cafeteria personal identification numbers (PINs) when they return to school next year. For students who will be going to a different school in the fall, the cafeteria PIN number and account balance will automatically move to the new school with them.
Parents may purchase breakfast and lunch for their children by the month, week, or day. Parents may specify how payments are to be used by their children–meals only or meals and à la carte. A printed summary of a child(ren)’s account is available from the food service manager or by signing on with myLunchMoney.com. You do not need to make credit card payments through myLunchMoney.com in order to view your child’s meal history.
Parents are encouraged to join their child for lunch.
February 15, 2012