School Nutrition Wins Big at State Conference

In March, Loudoun County School Nutrition Services local chapter took home several awards at the School Nutrition Association of Virginia State Conference in Hampton, Virginia. The awards received by Loudoun County members: 100% Membership Award for the central office team. Cow of a Different Color Award for the highest percentage increase for an individual chapter…

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…

Harvest of the Month Recipe: Mushroom Quesadilla

Our Harvest of the Month program is back in full swing for the new school year!! All K-12 students will have the opportunity to try a seasonal fruit or vegetable at no cost during school lunch.  This is open to all students, not just those who purchase school lunch that day.  The first feature items…

Becky Domokos-Bays Named 2016-17 President of the School Nutrition Association

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Contact: Diane Pratt-Heavner 703-576-7526 media@schoolnutrition.org Becky Domokos-Bays Named 2016-17 President of the School Nutrition Association 7/13/2016 SAN ANTONIO, TX – During its 70th Annual National Conference, the School Nutrition Association (SNA) installed Becky Domokos-Bays, PhD, RD, SNS, as president for the 2016-17 school year. Dr. Domokos-Bays, Supervisor of School Nutrition Services for Loudoun…

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…

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…

Belmont Station Students Make Their Own Pizza For School Lunch

Earlier this spring, students at Belmont Station Elementary in Ashburn were given the opportunity to embrace their creativity in the kitchen for school lunch.  The group of 18 students worked with the cafeteria manager, Zikreta Bekric, to create their customized personal flatbread pizzas for lunch that day.  Students were able to come into the kitchen…

Students Learn About Loudoun Farming All-Stars

The Loudoun County Department of Economic Development, in cooperation with the Loudoun County Public Schools Division of School Nutrition, has created a new, fun series of Loudoun farmer trading cards for distribution in April to the county’s elementary school students. Designed in baseball card style, each of 12 cards features a successful Loudoun farmer. The…