Welcome to Prince George County
Food & Nutrition Services
Link for the meal sign up to follow.
PARENTS!! We would love it if any of you would like to get involved with the county's Wellness Policy! If you have any concerns, ideas, or suggestions, we would love to hear them.
WE ARE HIRING!!
NO Nights, NO Weekends, NO Holidays!!
Print out this paper application and turn it into the school board office.
We would love to have you work with us!
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.
Due to Covid -19, we are beginning the school year by streamlining our service for the safety of our students. Breakfast and lunch are available free of charge for children 18 years and younger. USDA extends free meals for kids through August 30, 2021. These nationwide waivers will allow PGCS to serve meals at all schools at no cost to our families. Parents and guardians may pick-up these meals for their children.
For our in person elementary students, breakfast and lunch will be at stations in the hallways for students to "Grab N Go to take to their classrooms Friday's meals will be given to your child(ren) on Thursday afternoon to take home for Friday. Beginning this school, year we will only offer one choice at breakfast and lunch. We have anticipation of this changing as we adjust during this pandemic.
Secondary students will continue to come through our serving and snack lines keeping social distancing. All pin pads will now be electronic and all items will be handed to your student at the cashier - everything will be contactless for safety. Students will have a choice from two hot entrees or two cold entrees. Money will not be accepted during meal service times. I would encourage you to utilize My School Bucks.
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.
We are offering a service for your virtual learning students to be fed by our department. Prince George County Schools Food & Nutrition serves convenient, economical and healthy school meals, because we believe that education should always be at the top of the menu. We look forward to serving your children breakfast and lunch. Any child/ren 18 years old and younger are eligible for this program. You DO NOT have to attend Prince George County Schools to qualify. 100% Virtual learning meals will be available beginning Friday, September 18, 2020. You must sign up at 100% Virtual Learner Meal Pick-Up Form each week by Sunday evening before Friday pick-up. For families using this form please select the school that is closest to you for your family pick-up. This helps us prepare the correct amount of meals. We will offer a "Grab N Go" service at each of our schools cafeterias on Friday from 11:00 A.M.- 1:00 P.M. A breakfast and a lunch will be provided for each instructional day of the week. Please bring a tote bag to collect these meals. Meals are provided on a first come first serve basis at each of our schools.
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. Despite all the regulations, we are doing our very best to serve our students nutritious and quality meals each day.
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. This is a unique year and we are learning together how we can accommodate our families needs. Our phone number is 804-733-2710.
Have a fabulous 2020-21 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.
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
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This institution is an equal opportunity provider.