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…

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…

Time To Do the Milk Shake!

That’s right, time to moo-ve it or lose it! It’s World School Milk Day!! Today, we celebrate the health benefits of school milk in our cafeteria. We are fortunate enough to be able to offer milk at all of our schools for kids to enjoy during breakfast and lunch. We all love a good milk…

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….

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…

School Nutrition Helps Guilford Elementary Introduce PBL Unit

Written By: Stefanie Dove, RDN, School Nutrition Marketing Coordinator Last week, School Nutrition worked with the third-grade students at Guilford Elementary to kick off their year-long PBL project. The driving question for this unit is “how can we as young chefs, make healthy choices at school and at home?” Stefanie Dove, RDN and Marketing Coordinator,…

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…

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…