Clean, Separate, Cook, CHILL!

Cooking may seem like a daunting task for some. The reason being that there are a lot of things you must know beforehand when buying, prepping, cooking and serving food in regards to food safety. Properly educate yourself on ways to prevent yourself and others from coming into contact with a food-borne illness. Before you…

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!…

Have You Had Whole Grains Today?

What is a ‘Whole Grain’? A grain with its three original parts- the bran, germ and endosperm- still intact. Bran The multi-layered outer skin of the edible kernel. Contains antioxidants, B vitamins and fiber. Germ The embryo which can possibly sprout into a new plant. Contains many B vitamins, some protein, minerals and healthy fats….

OH.MY.VEGGIES!

That’s right. Second week of September is Vegetarian Awareness Week! Vegetarian or not, its important to know the basics of a plant-based lifestyle. This may come in handy next time you host a get-together or meet someone new. Did you know we have actively worked to add more vegetarian and vegan menu options to our…

Would you like some MORE fruits & veggies with that?

This month, introduce MORE fruits and vegetables to your current diet. Instead of showing you recipes containing fruits and veggies. We decided to show you what’s in season during this time of year so YOU can decide what recipes you would like to add these in. Just a reminder, we have introduced the unlimited garden bar…

Did someone say ‘Waffles?’

Happy 1st week of September! Or, as others may say “Happy Waffle Week!” Need some waffle inspiration? We’ve made a collage of tasty waffles across the web to get you started. We also listed the links to each of the waffles that will direct you to the recipe. Give pancakes a week-long break & pick…

16 oz. of Mocha Coffee Cooler, please.

Happy National Coffee Month! Are you the type of person that needs their daily dose of “wake me up”? Change up your go-to coffee order with one of the three (or all three!) recipes provided. Let us know what you think! Also, keep an eye out for our new ‘Mocha Coffee Cooler’ this school year….

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…

15 LCPS Schools Win Big With School Garden Scholarships

This spring, School Nutrition Services and Loudoun County Health Department (LCHD) teamed up to award 15 schools with scholarships to help develop and sustain their school garden programs. The partnership between LCHD and School Nutrition has been ongoing for the past 3 years. They have supported LCPS school garden initiatives by supplying nearly 150 indoor…