Leggo My Bagel

When was the last time you ate a bagel? Well, in honor of Have A Bagel Day, we believe you should have one today! Good news!¬†We serve Lender’s bagels on the line in some of our schools as a breakfast and/or lunch meal option and students love them! An added bonus is that they are…

Scrub-a-Dub-Dub Those Hands!

We all know we SHOULD wash our hands. The reality is that not everyone obliges and carelessness can lead to illnesses. Even if we do our part, it may not be enough. This week, make an effort to teach others around you when and how to properly wash hands with soap and water. If soap…

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…

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…

Who’s Cooking Tonight?

Out of ideas on what to make for tomorrow’s breakfast, lunch or dinner? No excuses! October is National Cookbook Month! At LCPS, we have our own “cookbook” where we’ve compiled all of our recipes for the school year. At the beginning of the school year, we distribute to all of our schools at our Back…

Want to Taco ‘Bout Today? We do!

Do you know what today is? Its National Taco Day! On today’s menu, we are serving tacos in our elementary schools and a traditional Mexican dish (“Beef Barbacoa”) in our middle and high schools. It may not be Taco Tuesday but we’ll take tacos any day of the week! Interested in learning about the history…

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….

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…

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…