News & Announcements
School Nutrition COVID-19 Information
Approved Meal Service Sites List of Approved Meal Service Sites as of November 30, 2020 -This is an excel spreadsheet. - This list is subject to change. Please confirm meal service with your local school division.
Call 2-1-1 for more information regarding meal service in your area.
Communication from the Office of School Nutrition
The VDOE has provided the following memos regarding COVID-19 and meal options for feeding students:
- SNP Memo No. 2020-2021-31, School Year 2020-2021 Waiver Extensions-This is a Word document.
Read all memoranda from the Office of School Nutrition Programs to school nutrition directors and supervisors.
- Back-to-School Toolkit-This is an excel spreadsheet.
- Press Release for Operating the National School Lunch Program-This is an excel spreadsheet.
- Press Release for Operating the Seamless Summer Option-This is an excel spreadsheet.
- Press Release for Operating the Summer Food Service Program-This is an excel spreadsheet.
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 and nutrition education. Through school nutrition programs approximately 112,700 million lunches, 57 million breakfasts, and 1.4 million afterschool snacks are served during the school year in Virginia public schools.
The VDOE Office of School Nutrition Programs is committed to supporting school nutrition programs in the Commonwealth, ensuring that every Virginia child has healthy food options and opportunities for nutrition education. We strive to set the precedent for school nutrition by being purposeful in placing a spotlight on its significance in improving health as well as supporting academic outcomes.
*Based on 2018-2019 data.↩
School Year 2018-2019
- Cafeterias serving 1,881 lunches
- Cafeterias serving 1,864 breakfasts
- 1,292,263 students participating in NSLP
- 57,199,482 Breakfasts served
- 112,741,337 Lunches served
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.
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.