Cafeteria Updates

  • Foods from Home – Special Lunches – We are always happy to see a parent, grandparent, or sibling come to eat with a student.  It is a special occasion for the entire class.  Visitors typically either purchase lunch from the cafeteria or bring a bag lunch from home.  It is nice for the students to see that grownups also eat nutritious lunches.  We ask that you do not bring in soft drinks or “fast-food” lunches.  The sale of soft drinks to students is prohibited in all Fairfax County Public Schools, from elementary through high school, during the school day.  The emphasis on nutritional eating is reflected in our health curriculum and in the selection of food sold in the cafeteria.  We ask that when you come to eat lunch with your child, you help us continue to model healthy, nutritious eating.  It is your presence, more than anything that makes the occasion special for your child.
  • EZ lunch App:  Interactive monthly school menus are accessible on the FCPS website and is called the EZ Lunch App. The website and mobile option provide quick access to menu options and nutrition information, making it easy for parents and students to learn more about the variety of healthy food choices available. It also features quick links to ingredient and allergen information, as well as resources and services provided by FNS.  The official FCPS mobile app is available in the iTunes Store and on Google Play at no cost. Features also include a link to to add money to student lunch accounts.
  • Free and Reduced-Price Meal Applications:  Preprinted applications will be mailed to all households the first week of August.  A preprinted application enhances the approval process but precludes us from accepting faxed applications – guardian/parent original signature is required. The 2014 application is available on our website. Blank applications will be sent to school offices for distribution as needed. Translated applications are only available on the website.
  • Free and Reduced Price Status:Students eligible for free or reduced-price meals will continue to receive benefits until Tuesday, October 14, 2014. New applications for free and reduced-price meals must be received and eligibility approved to receive benefits after October 14, 2014.
  • Breakfast begins on September 4, 2014
  • Nutrient, Ingredient and Allergen Information – Nutrient information, ingredient labels and allergen information for all foods served is available on the website. This information is provided to assist parents and medical teams when guiding students with food sensitivities and therapeutic issues such as diabetes.