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Register for a Virginia Farm to School Network Meeting
New! 2019 Civil Rights Training Presentation Available
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.↩
Join Us at a Farm to School Network Meeting
All are welcome to participate in a Spring 2019 Regional Farm to School Network Meeting. Each meeting will run from 3:00 – 5:30 p.m. Dates and locations are listed below.
Complete the Registration Form to reserve your seat.
|1||Maybeury Elementary School Garden
901 Maybeury Drive, Richmond, VA 23229
|April 16, 2019|
|2||New Earth Farm
1855 Indian River Road
Virginia Beach, VA 23456
|May 8, 2019|
|3||Potomac Elementary School Garden
16495 15th Street, King George, VA 22485
|May 13, 2019|
|4||Frederick Douglass Elementary School Garden
510 Principal Drummond Way SE, Leesburg, VA 20175
|May 7, 2019|
|5||Waterman Elementary School Garden
451 Chicago Avenue, Harrisonburg, VA 22802
|April 24, 2019|
|6||LEAP Food Hub at Heritage Point
2051 Blue Hills Drive NE
Roanoke, VA 24012
|April 11, 2019|
|7||Smyth County, Marion County Senior High Greenhouse
848 Stage Street, Marion, VA 24354
|April 10, 2019|
|8||Charlotte Farm Bureau
400 George Washington Hwy.
Charlotte Court House, VA 23923
Includes a tour of Randolph Henry High School Farm
|May 14, 2019|
School Nutrition Calendar
Go to the School Nutrition Programs Calendar for information about upcoming events.
Tell Us about Your School Nutrition Events!
Please complete the Virginia School Nutrition Events Form to share all nutrition-related events, awards, and recognitions happening in your school division.
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
- email: email@example.com.
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