Understanding Food Labels

Written By: Stefanie Dove, RDN School Nutrition Marketing Coordinator and Registered Dietitian Loudoun County Public Schools Understanding the information on the food label might seem overwhelming or even confusing, however, today’s post will help breakdown the information on the label so that you can feel empowered the next time you venture to the grocery store….

Aldie Elementary Hosts School Breakfast Sampling Event

Last Friday, Aldie Elementary hosted a free school breakfast sampling event so that students and parents can sample all of the menu items served daily.  With the help of the Aldie Safety Patrol team, students were welcomed in the multipurpose area where there were tables filled with samples waiting for students to try. Over 100 students…

School Nutrition Gears Up to Celebrate National School Breakfast Week

Getting More Students to Begin their Day with Breakfast “Take the School Breakfast Challenge” Encourages Loudoun County Families to Choose Breakfast at School Ashburn, VA –February 23, 2017 – Busy weekday mornings make it a challenge for families to find time for a healthy breakfast. However, US Department of Agriculture data show that more students…

School Nutrition Services to Celebrate Dr. Seuss’ Birthday

“I do not like green eggs and ham. I do not like them, Sam-I-am.”  We hope that this will not be true when it comes to students enjoying #LCPSLunch on Thursday, March 2nd when they can select from a variety of Dr. Seuss-inspired menu items. School Nutrition will celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday at all 87…

School Nutrition Hosts District Wide Taste Test

The Harvest of the Month promotion began last school year and continues to be a popular event at all 87 schools in Loudoun County this year.  This farm to school promotion allows all students in the county to try a new seasonal fruit or vegetable at no cost each month.  Students have been able to…

School Nutrition Announces Farm to School Art Contest Winners

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…

LCPS School Nutrition Celebrates Veterans

Last week, School Nutrition Services honored veterans and active military by serving freshly baked cookies to all who visited a school on November 11th.  This promotion was conducted in all schools across the district.  Over 800 cookies were served to our special guests on this day. School Nutrition wants to thank everyone for their support and partnership…

School Nutrition Kicks Off Fall With Taste Parties

In October, Loudoun County School Nutrition Services took to the polls to have students from seven, K-12 schools to vote on new menu items that could be added to the breakfast and lunch menus next school year. A hand selected group of students from each school were brought into the cafeteria, where they were served…