Welcome to Nutritional Services!
The March 2021 issue of our newsletter Food for Thought can be found here. In this issue you will find information about National School Breakfast Week, our first Nutritional Services Chat (an opportunity to make suggestions, express concerns or as questions about our department), and P-EBT information.
Spring Break Meal announcement can be found here. Make sure you register before 3pm, Friday, March 19, 2021 for extra meal delivery during Spring Break.
*** READ BELOW FOR IMFORMATION REGARDING WEDNESDAY MEAL AVAILABILITY AND INCLEMENT WEATHER MEAL DISTRIBUTION***
Now through *June 30, 2021*, all children 18 and under are eligible to receive free breakfast, lunch, and snack. All children are also eligible to receive snack and dinner on the weekend and non-school weekdays.
We are currently feeding through our hybrid feeding plan, which is as follows:
Remote learners and children not enrolled in PCPS can access free meals (breakfast, lunch, and snack) for pick-up on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 12:30-1:30pm at the following locations (child does not need to be enrolled in the school to pick up at the location): Starting Tuesday, March 2, 2021, meal pick-ups will occur on Tuesdays and Fridays only. Once started, children will receive 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches, and 2 snacks at each meal pick-up.
- Springfield Elementary School, 158 Big Spring Ln, Rileyville, VA 22630 – bus area
- Luray Middle School, 14 Luray Ave, Luray, VA 22835 – bus area (access from First Street)
- Stanley Elementary School, 306 Aylor Grubbs Ave, Stanley, VA 22851 (drop off loop – at kitchen)
- Page County Middle School, 198 Panther Dr, Shenandoah, VA 22849 (bus area – north end of school)
- Shenandoah Elementary School, 529 Fourth St, Shenandoah, VA 22849 (bus area – access from Third Street)
All in-person learners will be provided with extra food (for the weekend and the following Wednesday - remote day) each week on the last day of their in-person days. Students that attend on "A" days will receive the weekend meals on Tuesdays. Students that attend 4 days a week or on "B" days will receive the weekend meals on Fridays. Remote learners and children 18 and under that are not enrolled in Page County Public Schools may access the weekend and Wednesday meals during Friday meal pick-ups (locations are listed above).
The weekend meals (a snack and dinner for each day) and Wednesday meals (breakfast, lunch, and snack) will be meals that do not require refrigeration so they can be stored in the child's backpack to be carried home.
Inclement weather meal bags are distributed to all children regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability. Meals are offered on a first come, first served basis (children are not required to take meal bags). Meals within the inclement weather meal bags are shelf-stable and require no refrigeration. These meals are to be set aside and to be used at such time as Nutritional Services is unable to provide regular meal pick-ups or delivery due to inclement weather. Meals for breakfast, lunch, and snack for each inclement weather day will be provided - with a "menu" for each day included in the bag. In some instances, inclement weather meals will be included in the same bags as weekend/Wednesday meals. PCPS will announce days in which to use the meals as needed.
Contact Nutritional Services if you have any questions or concerns.
|Inclement Weather Day||Date Meals were Distributed||Date Meals were Used|
|9||2/16-17/2021||not yet used|
Good nutrition and learning go hand in hand.
The Nutrition Services department is made up of a team 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.