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Welcome to FCPS Nutrition Services!

Get ready for Fall! September and October 2019 are packed with exciting events in the cafeteria!

  • September 24 - Harvest of the Month food demo and taste testing. Monocacy Elementary School 3rd-graders will learn about local organic spaghetti squash from Summer Creek Farm (Thurmont).
  • September 30-October 4 - Maryland Homegrown School Lunch Week.
  • October - National Farm to School Month.

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  • Throughout September and October - FCPS cafeterias are excited to feature locally grown fruit from Catoctin Mountain Orchard (Thurmont) including peaches, nectarines, apples, plums, and pears. 
  • October 14-18 - National School Lunch Week. 

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FCPS FOOD AND NUTRITION FAST FACTS

  • FCPS serves approximately 7,000 breakfasts daily.
  • FCPS serves approximately 13,000 lunches daily.
  • Breakfast and lunch are served daily at all schools.
  • 13 schools serve free breakfast to all students.
  • Many schools welcome family members to join students for meals in the cafeteria.
  • All foods served for breakfast, lunch, snacks and supper meet USDA federal guidlines.
  • A variety of a la carte snack items that meet the Maryland Nutrition Standards for All Foods Sold in Schools are available for an additional fee. 

 

Good nutrition and learning go hand in hand! The Nutrition Services department is made up of a team of food and nutrition professionals that are dedicated to students' health, well being and their ability to learn. We support learning by promoting healthy habits for lifelong nutrition and fitness.

Meals, foods and beverages sold or served at schools meet state and federal requirements which are based on the USDA Dietary Guidelines. We provide students with access to a variety of affordable and appealing foods that meet the health and nutrition needs of students.

 


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