The Nutrition Services Department strives to serve balanced and healthy meals to students while maintaining a fiscally responsible program. We support educators so that children get the nourishment they need in order to learn.Our breakfast and lunch programs provide 2/3 of a student’s recommended dietary allowance. Free and reduced price meals ensure that all students have access to fresh, healthy food.
Nutrition Services follows USDA regulations and bases its standards for sugar, salt, and fats on Institute of Medicine standards for school meals. As a self-supporting public school program, we work extremely hard to balance regulations, nutritional values, fiscal realities, and student preferences.
We work with the School Health Advisory Board (SHAB) to enact policies and programs that support the health and well-being of students, families, and staff. Wellness Policy JHCF recognizes the importance of a coordinated school health program in supporting healthy choices for a lifetime.
Nutrition Department news
In response to requests from parents and students, Nutrition Services offers a vegan and vegetarian lunch option at all schools. While some vegetarian choices have previously appeared on the menu, “Salad Sensations” offers made-to-order veggie trays or salad plates. A "Salad Sensations" order form can be found here and taken to school and taken to school.
The Charlottesville Local Food Hub and the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services presented Nutrition Services staff members Alicia Cost and Sandra Vazquez with the 2011 Trailblazer Award. The award honors individuals and/or institutions who are making progress towards developing innovative and creative solutions to incorporate locally grown food into their food procurement policies and have made a commitment to increasing community access to fresh, healthy local food. This is just one among many innovative local practices.
Sandra Vazquez, School Nutrition Co-Coordinator
Christina Connell, School Nutrition Co-Coordinator
Call the Nutrition Department at (434) 245-2422.
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