Child Nutrition (Food Service)
Free meals: There is no charge for any meals, whether students eat in the school cafeteria or pick up food while still in remote learning. This federal waiver is also extended through the 2021-22 school year. Bagged meals are also available this summer at several FCPS and community locations:
Some families also receive help buying groceries through the federally funded Pandemic-EBT cards, which go out to qualified students.
Our district, through federally assisted meal programs, provides nutritionally balanced, low-cost, or free meals to students each school day. Children who are hungry find it hard to stay alert and participate in their classroom experiences, so we help close the readiness gap with a good breakfast before classes begin. We also plan school lunches that provide one-third of the recommended dietary allowances for school-age children. Menus include a daily variety of fresh fruits, vegetables, low-fat milk, and whole-grain products. Also, we've made changes in food specifications and preparation to lower fat, sodium, and sugar content.
Web tip: The URL shortcut to this page is fcps.net/food
In-house resources are posted under the Staff portal.
director of Child Nutrition
Phone: (859) 381-3846
Fax: (859) 381-3831
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