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

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

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…

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…

Healthy Valentine’s Day Treats The Kids Will Love

No matter what age you are, we all love to get special Valentine’s Day treats!  While heart shaped candies and boxes filled with chocolate are usually the most popular items, here are a few healthier options to let your family know how much you care, without all of the added sugar and fat. These Strawberry…