Food and Nutrition Services

Breakfast and Lunch

Have Lunch with Your Child

We are always happy to see a parent, grandparent, or sibling come to eat with a student, no advance reservations are needed; it is a special occasion for the entire class.  Visitors typically either purchase lunch from the cafeteria or bring a bag lunch from home.  It is nice for the students to see that grownups also eat nutritious lunches.  We ask that you do not bring in soft drinks or "fast-food" lunches.  The sale of soft drinks to students is prohibited in all Fairfax County Public Schools, from elementary through high school, during the school day.  The emphasis on nutritional eating is reflected in our health curriculum and in the selection of food sold in the cafeteria.  When you come to eat lunch with your child, you help us continue to model healthy, nutritious eating when you purchase from our cafeteria or bring a healthy lunch from home.  It is your presence, more than anything that makes the occasion special for your child.

Breakfast and lunch food sold by FCPS Food and Nutrition and Services meets USDA standards for school meals. Food sold to students during the school day that is not part of the lunch or breakfast programs must meet Smart Snacks standards, per the 2010 Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act and FCPS Wellness Policies. Many fast food items, such as soda and candy, are likely too high in calories, sugar, sodium and/or fat to meet Smart Snacks guidelines. 

Food and Nutrition Services at FCPS 

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