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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.

Useful Links and Documents:

Guidelines Healthful Snacks
Household Letter/Application Special Dietary Needs
Committee Virginia Project 365 / CACFP
LCPS Nutrition Procedures Summer Meals 2016
Wellness Policy Meal Prices

School Nutrition Staff 2015-2016

Leah Herring School Nutrition Specialist Division
Ann Middleton Manager Dryden Elementary School
Janet Lane Manager Elk Knob Elementary School
Brenda Clonce Manager Elydale Elementary School
Denise Jerrell Manager Flatwoods Elementary School
Marie Yeary Manager Jonesville Elementary School
Ashley Mullins Manager Lee High School
Melissa Parsons Manager Pennington Middle  School
Kathy Vass Manager Rose Hill Elementary School
Gloria Longsworth Manager St. Charles Elementary
Vickie Bailey Manager Thomas Walker High School


Lee County Public Schools Nutrition program was recently recognized by the Virginia Board of Education for its Hunger Free Schools:

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