Welcome to Prince George County
Food & Nutrition Services
The Nutrition Services department is made up of food and nutrition professionals that are dedicated to students' health, well being and their ability to learn. We support learning by promoting healthy habits for lifelong nutrition and fitness practices.
Meals, foods and beverages sold or served at schools meet state and federal requirements which are based on the USDA Dietary Guidelines. We provide students with access to a variety of affordable and appealing foods that meet the health and nutrition needs of students.
Breakfast and lunch are available free of charge for children enrolled in Prince George County Public Schools. USDA extends free meals for kids through the 2021-2022 school year. These nationwide waivers will allow PGCS to serve meals at all schools at no cost to our families. All students will be going back through the lines to pick up their meals. We will also be participating in Breakfast After the Bell/Second Chance Breakfast. If your child is late to school, please make sure they know they have the opportunity to still pick up breakfast on their way to class. We want to make sure every child has an opportunity to eat a healthy breakfast. We do still strongly encourage parents to fill out the meal application for their child(ren) this school year.
To limit interactions with students and staff while maintaining a controlled environment, outside vendor food delivery or parent delivery of food to students will be prohibited. Parents and others will be prohibited from having lunch with students.
The school nutrition program is a totally self-supporting program. The program receives no local tax funding or funding from the school system. The program is expected to make all of its own money. Funds are generated from the sales that are made each day in the school cafeterias and monthly federal reimbursements.
From these funds, the program pays all of the salaries and benefits for our Food & Nutrition employees, purchases all foods, supplies, and equipment. We have many repairs on our existing equipment that always needs to be taken care of. As you can see, the school nutrition program is operating a business. This is information that most people do not realize and I feel it is important to share with our families.
We hope that your child/ren enjoy the experience of eating breakfast and lunch with us, we appreciate their business. If your child does not eat school meals we would invite them to give us a try. We would love to have them as our customer.
Please call our Food & Nutrition Office if you have any questions; we are here to help. Our phone number is 804-733-2710.
Have a fabulous 2021-22 school year!
The purpose of Prince George Food & Nutrition Department is to promote and improve children's physical, psychological and scholastic well being through healthy school meals served in a positive, cheerful manner and through sound nutrition education.
Updated P-EBT Information:
If you did NOT fill out an application for free or reduced meals at any time during the 2020-2021 school year, your P-EBT benefits will stop with your June deposit. You were receiving benefits due to your information being carried over from the 2019-2020 school year.
As of 8/30/2021, Prince George County Public Schools has NOT received any further guidance on the future of the P-EBT benefits. This is a program run by the VDSS (Virginia Department of Social Services). Should you have any questions, please contact the VDSS at 866-513-1414 or 804-294-1633.
The School Board does not file lawsuits against a student or the student's parent because the student cannot pay for a meal at school or owes a school debt.
In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.
Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.
To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: How to File a Complaint, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:
1. mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;
2. fax: (202) 690-7442; or
3. email: [email protected].
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.