We’ve Bean Thinking About Chili All Day!

Happy Chili Day! We hope our students enjoyed a cup of chili for lunch today! Students had the option of selecting our popular ‘White Chicken Chili’ as an entree in all of our schools. This seasonal menu item will be around for a short time but don’t worry, today on the blog we are sharing…

The Pear-Fect Fruit!

November’s Harvest of the Month is Pears! This week, we are offering pears for ALL students to try in our cafeterias. On Taste-It Thursday, elementary students will have the chance to sample. Fear Factor Friday is when Middle and High school students will have their turn. We can’t wait to hear their feedback! Posters created…

I Yam Not A Sweet Potato!

November is Sweet Potato Awareness Month! When was the last time you had a yam for dinner? You may be thinking, “Oh, I had that last week!” Well, actually, you may have had a sweet potato all those times you thought you were eating a yam. You’re not alone. Many believe the names “sweet potato”…

Did You Know Fruit Could Be So Hardcore?

October’s Harvest of the Month is Apples! This week, we invite ALL students to try a variety of apples in our cafeterias! Samples will be distributed for elementary students on Taste-It Thursday; Fear Factor Friday is for middle and high school students. We’d love to hear their opinions on the different types of apples! Posters…

OH KALE YEAH!

September’s Harvest of the Month is Kale! This week, we are giving ALL students the opportunity to sample kale in our cafeterias. We will be making kale chips!! Elementary students can enjoy kale chips on Taste-It Thursday. Middle and High school students can try it on Fear Factor Friday. We’re excited to hear their thoughts!…

August is ‘Kids Eat Right’ Month

With childhood obesity on the rise, making sure kids eat right and get plenty of exercise is vital. Parents and caregivers can play a big role in children’s nutrition and health, teaching kids about healthy foods, being a good role model and making sure physical activity is incorporated into each day. August, which is Kids…

School Nutrition Kicks off the Holiday Season with their Annual Harvest Lunch

Written By: Stefanie Dove, RDN, School Nutrition Marketing Coordinator This week, School Nutrition Services hosted their annual Harvest Lunch in all schools across the county to celebrate American Education Week. The meal was served during regular meal times in the schools with some of the holiday staples that many have for their upcoming Thanksgiving meal….

Celebrate Better Breakfast Month With Our Peach Yogurt Parfaits

In honor of Better Breakfast Month, why not celebrate by recreating one of LCPS Cafe’s student favorites: yogurt parfaits! This month, we are sourcing locally grown peaches in some of our schools, so our peach parfaits are always a hit with students. Here is our easy-to-follow recipe so that you can enjoy these when school…

School Nutrition Connects Nutrition and Project-Based Learning for Secondary Teachers

School Nutrition Helps Teachers Connect Nutrition with Project-Based Learning for a day of nutrition education and farm to school training Ashburn, VA: Last month, School Nutrition Services collaborated with Virginia Cooperative Extension of Loudoun County, Giant Food and Virginia Family Nutrition Program to provide a full day of training to nineteen Loudoun County Middle and…

Cheesy Chickpea and Broccoli Bake

Looking for a new kid-friendly recipe to serve this Thanksgiving? Why not try this cheesy chickpea broccoli bake?  Our students love eating broccoli for school lunch, so it is a great way for them to also enjoy it at home.  The cheese helps provide ample calcium, broccoli is full of  vitamins and minerals, and chickpeas…