Nutrition

Overview:

The School Nutrition staff works diligently in implementing healthy and nutritious food choices. All food choices and school meals meet or exceed the United States Department of Agriculture's standards and Federal meal requirements. The dietary specifications set specific caloric limits to ensure age-appropriate meals and are certified to be in compliance. Meals are nutritionally balanced and prepared at a low or no cost to the student.

Offer Versus Serve (OVS) allows students to decline some of the foods offered for a reimbursable meal. The goals are to reduce food waste and to permit students to choose the foods they want to eat. A choice of 3, 4, or 5 components may be counted as a reimbursable meal. Components include meats/meat alternate, fruits, vegetables, grains, and dairy.

School Nutrition plays a key role in providing support and information needed to make healthy choices while instilling habits that are vital to a healthier lifestyle. Good nutrition is essential to making lifelong choices for a better future.

Announcement:

Lee County Public Schools is pleased to announce participation in Feed VA Day of Action on Friday, September 29, 2017. Endorsed by First Lady Dorothy McAuliffe’s Virginia Food Access Network to raise awareness of organizations in Virginia working to increase food access in an effort to improve nutrition and end hunger.

Lee County Public Schools and the Nutrition Program would like to invite parents and community members to have breakfast with the students (cost $2.00 per meal) on Friday, September 29, 2017, during the regular breakfast time at the school of your choice. Please call the school office by 12:00 pm Monday, September 25th to let them know you are coming.

School Nutrition Links

School Nutrition Staff 2016-2017

Leah Herring

Ann Middleton

Nila Rhoton

Brenda Clonce

Denise Jerrell

Marie Yeary

Ashlyn Mullins

Melissa Parsons

Kathy Vass

Gloria Longsworth

Vickie Bailey

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Division

Dryden Elementary

Elk Knob Elementary

Elydale Elementary

Flatwoods Elementary

Jonesville Middle

Lee High School

Pennington Middle

Rose Hill Elementary

St. Charles Elementary

Thomas Walker High School

Non-Discrimination Statement:

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