#ZeroHunger

Today is World Food Day! This year’s theme is: Our Actions Are Our Future It is unfortunate that in today’s society, we still have people who do not know where their next meal will come from… Fortunately, we have several people who are willing to help those in need. Today, we acknowledge the Food and…

Guilford Elementary Set Begin Garden to Cafeteria Program

In the spring of 2017 Guilford Elementary was honored to receive a $1,500 grant from the Loudoun Education Foundation (LEF), to install six raised grade level garden beds as part of Health and Wellness PBL project at Guilford. The purpose is to integrate nutrition lessons through planting and harvesting of grade level crops. Guilford has…

LCPS to Celebrate National School Lunch Week

  Loudoun County Public Schools to Celebrate National School Lunch Week “Show Your Spirit” during #NSLW16 Ashburn, VA – September 21, 2016 – To recognize the National School Lunch Program and the 30 million children it serves every day, Loudoun County schools will recognize National School Lunch Week from October 10-14, 2016. The theme, “Show…

School Nutrition Services Wins “One In A Melon Award” for Virginia

Loudoun County Public Schools (LCPS) School Nutrition Services received a “One in a Melon” Award from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) for its efforts to bring fresh, local produce to the students eating in school cafeterias each day. One district per state received the honor. LCPS was selected from among all of the…

Kid-Friendly Strawberry Salsa Recipe

Strawberries are a versatile fruit- they make a great snack or dessert, but can also pair nicely with salty foods or meats to balance savory flavors with a touch of sweetness! Try this easy 5-ingredient salsa at your next cookout- either on top of some grilled chicken, or as a dip for chips! INGREDIENTS: 1…

Health Benefits of Strawberries

It is no coincidence that our students love strawberries!  This year, we have been fortunate to expose our students to locally grown berries from Wegmeyer’s Farm right here in Loudoun! Here are some fun facts about strawberries! One cup of strawberries provides more than 100% of the recommend daily allowance of vitamin C for adults…

LCPS Summer Food Program

Loudoun County Public Schools is participating in the Summer Food Service Program. Meals will be provided to all children without charge and are the same for all children regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability, and there will be no discrimination in the course of the meal service. Meals will be provided…

Boost Your Nutrition With Spinach!

  What are the world’s healthiest foods? Well, spinach is definitely one of them! Spinach is a green leafy vegetable, which originated in Iran. Spinach is a nutritional powerhouse. It is rich in vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients that include Vitamin C, Vitamin A, Vitamin K, B Vitamins, Calcium, Potassium, Fiber, and antioxidants. These nutrients…

LCPS Breakfast Item Spotlight: Fundles

School Breakfast just got better thanks to our new menu item: Fundles™, individually wrapped stuffed sandwiches designed to make it easier for students to enjoy a hot breakfast item that they can grab and go. Combining a whole grain rich crust with hearty fillings, Fundles™ are both nutritious and appealing to our students. This year, we offer…