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.
Celebrate National School Lunch Week
National School Lunch Week is scheduled for October 9-13, 2017 and this year’s theme is “School Lunch: Recipes for Success,” which was designed to help schools tell their lunch story, including the ‘secret ingredients’ to their success! Visit schoolnutrition.org for free tools, tip sheets, and other materials to launch your #NSLW17 events.
New for the 2016-17 School Year
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