2018 PowerFUEL Summer Meal Sites

School Nutrition Services is pleased to announce the 2018 #PowerFUEL summer meal sites.

Loudoun County Public Schools is participating in the Summer Food Service Meal 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 during the meal service. Meals will be provided on a first come, first serve basis, at the sites and times as follows:

Parkview HS & Briar Woods HS

  • BRK 8:30 AM-9:00 AM Lunch 12:30 PM – 1:00 PM
  • July 2nd- Aug 3rd Monday – Friday Closed July 4th

Forest Grove ES, Guilford ES, Rolling Ridge ES, Sugarland ES, Sully ES

  • BRK 8:00 – 8:30 Lunch 12:30 – 1:00
  • July 9th -27th Monday – Friday

Leesburg ES

  • Lunch ONLY 11:00 – 12:00
  • June 18th – August 3rd Monday – Friday

Sterling Public Library Library

  • BRK 10:00 -10:30 Lunch 2:00 – 2:30
  • June 14th – August 3rd Monday – Friday Closed July 4th

Camp Rock (Fields & Heritage) Check schedule below:

  • June 25 Fields BRK 9:30 – 10:00 Lunch 12:00 – 12:30 Heritage Lunch 1:30 – 2:00
  • June 26 Heritage BRK 9:30 – 10:00 Lunch 12:00 – 12:30 Fields Lunch 1:30 – 2:00
  • June 27 Fields BRK 9:30 – 10:00 Lunch 12:00 – 12:30 Heritage Lunch 1:30 – 2:00
  • July 9    Fields BRK 9:30 – 10:00 Lunch 12:00 -12:30 Heritage Lunch 1:30 – 2:00
  • July 10  Heritage BRK 9:30 – 10:00 Lunch 12:00 – 12:30 Fields Lunch 1:30 – 2:00
  • July 12  Heritage BRK 9:30 – 10:00 Lunch 12:00 – 12:30 Fields Lunch 1:30 – 2:00
  • July 13  Fields BRK 9:30 – 10:00 Lunch 12:00 -12:30 Heritage Lunch 1:30 – 2:00
  • July 16  Fields BRK 9:30 – 10:00 Lunch 12:00 -12:30 Heritage Lunch 1:30 – 2:00
  • July 17  Heritage BRK 9:30 – 10:00 Lunch 12:00 – 12:30 Fields Lunch 1:30 – 2:00
  • July 18  Fields BRK 9:30 – 10:00 Lunch 12:00 -12:30 Heritage Lunch 1:30 – 2:00
  • July 19  Heritage BRK 9:30 – 10:00 Lunch 12:00 – 12:30 Fields Lunch 1:30 – 2:00
  • July 23  Fields BRK 9:30 – 10:00 Lunch 12:00 -12:30 Heritage Lunch 1:30 – 2:00
  • July 24  Heritage BRK 9:30 – 10:00 Lunch 12:00 – 12:30 Fields Lunch 1:30 – 2:00
  • July 25  Fields BRK 9:30 – 10:00 Lunch 12:00 -12:30 Heritage Lunch 1:30 – 2:00
  • July 26  Heritage BRK 9:30 – 10:00 Lunch 12:00 – 12:30 Fields Lunch 1:30 – 2:00
  • July 30  Fields BRK 9:30 – 10:00 Lunch 12:00 -12:30 Heritage Lunch 1:30 – 2:00
  • July 31  Heritage BRK 9:30 – 10:00 Lunch 12:00 – 12:30 Fields Lunch 1:30 – 2:00
  • Aug  6   Fields BRK 9:30 – 10:00 Lunch 12:00 -12:30 Heritage Lunch 1:30 – 2:00
  • Aug  7   Heritage BRK 9:30 – 10:00 Lunch 12:00 – 12:30 Fields Lunch 1:30 – 2:00
  • Aug  8   Fields BRK 9:30 – 10:00 Lunch 12:00 -12:30 Heritage Lunch 1:30 – 2:00
  • Aug 13  Fields BRK 9:30 – 10:00 Lunch 12:00 -12:30 Heritage Lunch 1:30 – 2:00
  • Aug 14  Heritage BRK 9:30 – 10:00 Lunch 12:00 – 12:30 Fields Lunch 1:30 – 2:00
  • Aug 15  Fields BRK 9:30 – 10:00 Lunch 12:00 -12:30 Heritage Lunch 1:30 – 2:00

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form (AD-3017), found online at http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992.

Submit your completed for or letter to USDA by:

(1) Mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture

Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights Washington, D.C. 20250-9410

(2) Fax: (202) 690-7442; or

(3) Email: program.intake@usda.gov

This institution is an equal opportunity provider

 

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School Nutrition Wins Big at State Conference

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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 for Virginia.
  • Holy Cow Award for the largest membership increase for an individual chapter in Virginia.
  • Mayra Rosales, School Nutrition Manager at Creighton’s Corner Elementary, received the SNA-VA Marketing Award for her dedication to marketing her program through harvest of the month promotions and the successful cultural night sampling event, where parents, students and administration had the opportunity to test and provide feedback on a variety of culturally diverse vegetarian menu items such as paneer cheese.
  • Cathy Wilson, School Nutrition Manager at Frederick Douglass Elementary, received the SNA-VA Physical Activity and Nutrition Education Award for her efforts to integrate school nutrition into the thriving school garden program at the school. Cathy and her team harvest items with students and work with them to provide taste parties and activities throughout the year.
  • Kirk Dolson, Principal at Park View HS, received the Friends of SNA-VA Award for his tireless efforts to partner in the successful After School Fuel supper program, being a member of the district wellness committee and supporting the new Patriot Patch garden program.
  • School Nutrition Marketing Coordinator, Stefanie Dove, RDN, SNS, received the Helen G. Ward Scholarship to support her educational goals as she is currently completing her Master of Business Administration in Marketing at Liberty University.
  • Rose Custer, School Nutrition Manager at Horizon Elementary, Niki Kanavas, School Nutrition Manager at Dominion Trail Elementary, and Debbie Turner, School Nutrition Manager at Loudoun County High School, each received recognition for their 20 years of service in school nutrition.

There are currently 108 active members in the association who are employed by LCPS School Nutrition. School Nutrition Association of Virginia promotes quality school nutrition programs, provides educational opportunities and affects regulatory and legislative issues concerning school nutrition.

For more information visit www.lcpshealthycafe.org or contact Stefanie Dove, RDN, SNS at Stefanie.Dove@LCPS.org.

School Nutrition Kicks off the Holiday Season with their Annual Harvest Lunch

Written By: Stefanie Dove, RDN, School Nutrition Marketing Coordinator

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This week, School Nutrition Services hosted their annual Harvest Lunch in all schools across the county to celebrate American Education Week. The meal was served during regular meal times in the schools with some of the holiday staples that many have for their upcoming Thanksgiving meal.

School Nutrition works with their partner, Cuisine Solutions, who is based in Sterling, to provide sous-vide turkey breast for this meal. The School Nutrition staff also made stuffing, mashed potatoes with chicken gravy, fresh rolls, steamed broccoli, side salads, fresh vegetable cups, fresh fruit, and also offered a frozen fruit treat made from 100% whole fruit.  For those students who did not want to enjoy the turkey, the department also offered Baked Chicken Bites, Chicken Caesar Salads, Vegetarian Chef Salads, Turkey Chef Salads, Bagel and Yogurt Boxes, and Hummus Meals.

For more information about this event or School Nutrition Services, please visit www.LCPSHealthyCafe.org or email, Stefanie Dove, RDN, Marketing Coordinator at  Stefanie.Dove@LCPS.org

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School Nutrition Is Here To Help

The Loudoun County Public Schools Department of School Nutrition is made up of a team of food and nutrition professionals including Registered Dietitians, that are dedicated to students’ health, well being and their ability to learn. We are taking the lead to promote nutrition, wellness and physical activity for our students. Check out our district’s new interactive and user friendly Nutrition Services website by visiting www.lcpshealthycafe.org.

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Good nutrition leads to great academic performance. When your nutritional needs are met it is easier to focus and learn. When you are physically fit you are more alert, more positive and enjoy a better quality of life. Combine good nutrition with physical activity and you will have a winning combination to succeed in school. Our team is also here to help our students, parents, teachers and community partners develop and grow the farm to school program in our district.  Whether we assist with garden implementation, taste parties or nutrition educations or work with our local farmers to organize activities in the classroom, we are always happy to help!

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Along with information about menus, food allergy guidelines, meal applications, and online payments…you will find interactive nutrition lesson plans, nutrition videos, nutrition games, fitness calculators, fun activities, and healthy recipes…and it is all updated quarterly! Want to access this information from your mobile device? Download our FREE app!

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In Loudoun County, it is cool to eat at school and Nutrition Services is committed to helping you form the healthy habits today that will last a lifetime! Stop by and try one of our new menu items to help you fuel up for the day!

For more information on our program, please contact Stefanie Dove, RDN at Stefanie.Dove@LCPS.org or (571) 252-6502.

Cedar Lane and Sugarland Receive Grants for School Gardens

Last month, Cedar Lane Elementary and Sugarland Elementary were the recipients of grants to help support their school garden efforts.  These grants were made possible by the Northern Virginia Dietetic Association (NVAND).  Each school received $100 from the organization.

These schools were selected from 12 applicants in the Northern Virginia region.  Each school submitted a detailed application where they had to describe the educational purpose and goals of their gardens while also discussing the impact and outcomes their garden had on the students and community.  Each application was ranked and voted on by board members of NVAND.

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NVAND President, Teresa Lucas and Sugarland Garden Coordinator, Darielle Timothy

Sugarland uses their school garden to help students learn the role they play in both the community and as health ambassadors.  The garden coordinators help students understand that growing nutritious foods can be done regardless of ones income level.  They focus on inquiry-based learning and real world problem solving so that students can understand how gardens directly relate to their lives; such as the garden to cafeteria initiative.  They develop consistent schedules for the garden so that each grade has responsibilities relating to the project.

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NVAND President Teresa Lucas and the Cedar Lane staff

 

Cedar Lane currently uses their garden to help their Autism classes learn curricular skills as well as career and working behaviors through garden-based activities.  They able to grow a variety of produce items which helps students become exposed to new foods.  Students learn the importance of following directions and reading recipes, conversational skills and money counting.  The Cafeteria Manager at Cedar Lane assists students with garden-based recipes and taste tests.  Cedar Lane also uses the harvest from their garden to host annual farmer’s markets at the school.  This allows the students to understand the background of having a business.

For more information on the farm to school program or school garden information in Loudoun County, please contact Stefanie Dove, RDN at Stefanie.Dove@LCPS.org or visit www.lcpshealthycafe.org

Salad Science Comes to Algonkian and Selden’s Landing

Salad Science partnered with Second and Third grade students at Algonkian and Selden’s Landing Elementary schools this year. Teachers, Mary Carlson and Carrie Mock, served as the lead teachers at each of these schools to help organize the program. This program is divided into three sections, which is part of the Audubon Naturalist Society’s GreenKids program, enables students to grow their own lettuce while learning about edible parts of a plant, plant life cycles, composting, nutrition education, healthy eating, and general gardening skills.

Each phase contains a project-based learning mini-lesson that aligns with Virginia Standards of Learning (SOLs) that incorporates a hands-on activity. Students did everything from writing journal entries where they recorded observations, made predictions on what would happen in the garden, and enhanced their math skills by charting data about the plants, weather, and precipitation. Classes were responsible for monitoring the garden beds, watering the plants, and tracking the progress of growth.

Students began the program by learning about the edible parts of a plant and planted lettuce seeds. They monitored the plans and thinned the lettuce to discuss and understand how nature recycles plant matter. The Salad Science program ended with students harvesting their lettuces where they participated in a salad party.  Students enjoyed having a taste party with the harvested lettuce along with a rainbow of healthy toppings and dressings.

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The Salad Science program not only allows students to become more empowered when it comes to understanding and growing their own food, it also instills the importance of healthy eating and trying new things. This program helps expand the Farm to School efforts by the School Nutrition Department in the district. As of December 2016, Loudoun County currently has 48% of their schools utilizing schools gardens and nutrition education activities in the classroom.

For more information about the Farm to School or School Nutrition Programs in Loudoun County, please contact Stefanie Dove, RDN at Stefanie.Dove@LCPS.org

School Nutrition Announces Farm to School Art Contest Winners

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School Nutrition Services kicked off National Farm to School Month in October with their first annual art contest. The theme for the 2016 contest was “What Farm to School Means to Me.” The contest was open to all Loudoun County students’ grades K-12. There were 75 entries in the contest from grades K-8 only. All entries went through a preliminary judging and the top 14 were then submitted for the final judging by an esteemed panel of judges where all student and school identifying information was omitted from the entries.

Grand Prize winner: Parnika S., Mercer Middle School, 8th Grade

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Elementary Winners:
Craftsmanship: Abigail K., Madison’s Trust Elementary, 2nd Grade

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Visual Impact: Ashley S., Lowes Island Elementary, 4th Grade

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Interpretation and Creativity: Ishaan D., Meadowland Elementary, 2nd Grade

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Honorable Mention: Katelyn M., Kenneth Culbert Elementary School, 5th Grade

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Middle School Winners:
Interpretation & Creativity: Charly B., Trailside Middle School, 6th Grade

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Visual Impact: Parnika S., Mercer Middle School, 8th Grade

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Craftsmanship: Samah N., Mercer Middle School, 6th Grade

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Composition and Design: Zoe L., Eagle Ridge Middle School, 7th Grade

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Honorable Mention: Anaghasree H., Stone Hill Middle School, 8th Grade

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The grand prize winner will have their artwork featured on Loudoun Farm Tour marketing materials for the spring 2017 season. The individual winners in both elementary and middle school will have their artwork developed into posters that will be displayed in the cafeteria at their individual schools. All participants will receive a certificate of participation in the art contest.
Loudoun County Public Library has also agreed to feature the student entries at various locations. The dates and locations for these exhibits will be announced in January, 2017. The artwork will also be featured on School Nutrition Services website http://www.lcpshealthycafe.org.
The judges for the art contest were:
Dr. Becky Domokos-Bays, RDN, SNS
Supervisor, School Nutrition Services
Loudoun County Public Schools

Kellie Hinkle
Agricultural Development Officer
Loudoun Economic Development

Cassie Walls
Rural Business Development Assistant
Loudoun Economic Development

Chris VanVlack
President of the Board
Loudoun County Farm Bureau

Lorraine Moffa
Library Aide
Loudoun County Public Library

Stephanie Kehoe
Art Teacher
Stone Hill Middle School

If you have any questions or comments regarding this contest, please contact Stefanie Dove by email at Stefanie.Dove@LCPS.org or by phone at (571)252-6502.

This promotion was made in part by the USDA Farm to School Planning Grant.