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 Helps Guilford Elementary Introduce PBL Unit

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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, has collaborated with the teachers at Guilford to guide students with this project through a variety of activities from fruit and vegetable taste tests, recipe writing and development, cooking, and menu planning.

The introduce this project, Willowsford Farm and School Nutrition Services donated produce for all third-grade students, teachers and their parents to sample a variety of seasonal produce. The taste party included: broccoli, purple cabbage, radishes, spinach, carrots, apples, pears, roasted squash and beets. All students tried the items together while discussing the importance of trying new foods and eating a variety of fruits and vegetables to fuel their bodies with essential vitamins and minerals. At the end of the taste party, 10 students were randomly selected to take bags of produce home with them so that they could encourage their families to try new foods as well.

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For more information on this Project-Based Learning (PBL) project or to collaborate on a project or nutrition education activity, please contact Stefanie Dove, RDN 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.

School Nutrition to Honor the School Lunch Heroes Serving Healthy Meals Celebrating the 5th Annual School Lunch Hero Day on May 5, 2017

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Media contact: Stefanie Dove, SNS Marketing Coordinator
Phone: (571) 252-6502
Email: Stefanie.Dove@LCPS.org

Ashburn, VA– Between preparing healthy food, adhering to strict nutrition standards, navigating student food allergies, and offering service with a smile, Loudoun County School Nutrition professionals have a lot on their plate. To celebrate their hard work and commitment, Loudoun County Public Schools will celebrate the fifth annual School Lunch Hero Day on May 5 to end the week long celebration of School Nutrition Employee Week. This day, celebrated annually since 2013, was designated by The School Nutrition Association and Jarrett Krosoczka, author of the “Lunch Lady” graphic novel series. School Lunch Hero Day provides an opportunity for parents, students, school staff and communities to thank those who provide healthy meals to 30 million of America’s students each school day.

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Students at Newton Lee Elementary in 2016 showing off their hairnet creations for School Lunch Hero Day.

All across the school district, school nutrition professionals will be honored with thanks, cards, and recognition from students, school staff, parents, and the community. At Newton Lee Elementary, students and staff will participate in the annual hairnet decorating contest, while students at all schools will be able to enjoy a special super hero-themed lunch to celebrate the day.


“School nutrition employees must balance many roles and follow numerous federal, state and local regulations to ensure safe and healthy meals are available in schools. School Lunch Hero Day provides the opportunity for the community to thank these hardworking heroes,” said Dr. Becky Domokos-Bays, Director of School Nutrition. Federal nutrition standards ensure that school cafeterias always offer low-fat or fat-free milk, fruits, vegetables, whole grains and lean protein. School meals also meet limits on calories, sodium and unhealthy fats.

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The importance and nutritional value of school meals are well documented. For many children, school lunch is the most important and nutrient-rich meal of their day. Across the county, students can enjoy a variety of menu items such as salads using locally grown lettuce, a variety of fresh fruit and vegetables, whole grain options, lean protein, and low-fat milk. The school nutrition staff serves approximately 5,421 breakfasts, 26,565 lunches, and 3,867 after school meals daily.
Get the details about School Lunch Hero Day at http://www.schoollunchheroday.com. To learn more about the school nutrition program for Loudoun County Public Schools visit http://www.LCPSHealthyCafe.org

The School Nutrition Association (SNA) is a national, non-profit professional organization representing 55,000+ school nutrition professionals across the country. Founded in 1946, SNA and its members are dedicated to making healthy school meals and nutrition education available to all students. To find out more about today’s school meals, visit http://www.schoolnutrition.org/SchoolMeals.

 

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Frederick Douglas Students Take A Journey Through The Garden With School Nutrition

fde kinderWhat started out as a rainy day turned into one of sunshine for kindergartners at Frederick Douglas Elementary School as they partook in a special food and nutrition lesson on April 20th. Each student participated in a sensory activity where they used their senses to guess which vegetable was in the mystery bag. As little detectives, the kindergartners described how the vegetable felt, whether it was large, small, hard, soft, or fuzzy and guessed which vegetable it could be. They journeyed through the life cycle of a vegetable plant; starting with a seed, growing to a sprout, and ending with a vegetable. But the journey wasn’t complete without tasting the fruit of gardening.

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The kindergarten classes assembled vegetable boats out of cherry tomatoes, cucumbers, yellow bell peppers, watermelon radishes, and hummus. They loved playing with their food and tasting it too! One of the most common reactions was how they thought a pepper would be spicy, but they were surprised to find the bell peppers are sweet! Other students mentioned how they loved dipping their veggies in hummus for some extra flavor.

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Overall, the cucumber was the crowd favorite, however, the students were open to trying all the vegetables. This supports what current research is stating. Research shows that when children are in  direct exposure of fruits and vegetables it is associated with an increased intake of fruits and vegetables and an increased confidence in trying new ones. This is one of the reasons that over half Loudoun County Public Schools have school gardens. LCPS uses their school gardens as an educational and agricultural resource for their students to become more familiar with fruits and vegetable, to be more willing to eat them, and to teach healthy lifestyle behaviors.

 

For more information on the Farm to School program in Loudoun County or to schedule a nutrition education lesson at your school, please contact Stefanie Dove, RDN and School Nutrition Marketing Coordinator (Stefanie.Dove@LCPS.org).