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Virginia Harvest of the Month materials available upon request
2019 Civil Rights Training Presentation Available
Fuel Up with FREE Meals through the Summer Food Service Program
Studies show that well-nourished students are better prepared to learn. To that end, schools help provide a healthy environment through nutritious meals, healthy snacks, and opportunities for physical education and nutrition education. Through School Nutrition Programs approximately 112 million lunches, 55 million breakfasts, and 900,000 afterschool snacks are served during the school year in Virginia public schools.
The Virginia Department of Education, Office of School Nutrition Programs provides leadership and assistance to school divisions in developing effective and comprehensive nutrition services that result in children making educated, healthful choices.
*Based on 2017-2018 data.↩
Virginia Harvest of the Month Program
Virginia Harvest of the Month (HOM) is part of the Virginia Farm to School movement, which promotes seasonal eating and increased fruit and vegetable consumption while helping to support the local economy.
Every Virginia school received a complete set of HOM materials during the program launch in March 2019. Additional HOM materials are available upon request in digital (jump drive) and printed formats from the VDOE Office of School Nutrition. Please contact Trista Grigsby, Farm to School Specialist, via email at email@example.com to request Virginia HOM materials.
Fuel Up with FREE Summer Meals through the Summer Food Service Program!
The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) is designed to ensure children continue to receive nutritious meals when school is not in session. SFSP sponsors must provide the program to all eligible participants regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability. The program serves children 18 and younger in communities of need.
Visit our Summer Food Service Program page for more information and resources.