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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, 1.46 million lunches, 49.8 million breakfasts and 1,372,712 afterschool snacks are served on a typical day in Virginia public schools.
VDOE provides leadership and assistance to school divisions in developing effective and comprehensive nutrition services that result in children making educated, healthful choices.
Register Now for a Regional Farm to School Network Kickoff Meeting!
Attendance is FREE, but space is limited. Reserve your space by completing the registration form.
Who should attend?
School nutrition professionals, farmers, distributors, produce company representatives, and anyone interested in Farm to School.
What are the meeting topics?
- Food safety from farm to school
- Reading, writing, and responding to solicitations for bids
- Creative delivery and distribution models
When and where will meetings take place?
Meetings are scheduled from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. as follows:
- February 13: Warrenton-Fauquier Visitor Center, 33 N. Calhoun Street, Warrenton, VA 20186 (Snow date: March 2)
- February 21: Hampton Roads Planning District Commission, 723 Woodlake Drive, Chesapeake, VA 23320 (Snow date: March 23)
- February 23: John Tyler Community College, Chester Campus, Nicholas Center, 13101 Jefferson Davis Highway, Chester, VA 23831 (Snow date: April 10)
- February 26: Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center, Room 240, One Partnership Circle, Abingdon, VA 24210 (Snow date: March 12)
- February 27: City of Roanoke Municipal Building, EOC Conference Room, 215 Church Avenue SW, Roanoke, VA 24011 (Snow date: March 22)
- March 1: Southside Planning District, 200 S. Mecklenburg Avenue, South Hill, VA 23970 (Snow date: March 29)
- March 9: Frontier Culture Museum, 1290 Richmond Road, Staunton, VA 24401 (Snow date: April 5)
- March 20: Beale Annex Conference Room, 202 South Church Lane, Tappahannock, VA 22560
Attendees will have the option of purchasing a catered lunch meal (cash only) at the meeting or bringing their own lunch.
USDA Procurement Review Information
USDA Non-Discrimination Statement
In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.
Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.
To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) 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 form or letter to USDA by:
- mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;
- fax: (202) 690-7442; or
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