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.
NEW IN 2016-17 SCHOOL YEAR:
Virginia School Nutrition Advisory Council
The Virginia Department of Education Office of School Nutrition Programs (VDOE) will create an Advisory Council to promote leadership and collaboration between SFAs, the VDOE, and school nutrition partners and stakeholders by sharing successful strategies; by addressing local, regional, and state resource, program implementation, and training needs; and by improving processes and communications within the state.
The Council will be comprised of ten school nutrition directors: one from each of the eight superintendents regions, one private school, and one residential child care institution. The Council membership will be determined through a review of interested applicants. The VDOE seeks to establish a council with diverse representation in regards to division size, geographic location, and program participation. Service terms will be staggered and members shall expect to serve a two or three year term.
To Apply complete and submit an application to: email@example.com by December 1, 2016.