Why School Meals?

FCPS students may buy lunch in the school cafeteria or bring lunch from home.
The Food and Nutrition Services department offers meals (both breakfast and lunch) that meet nutritional guidelines for school age children. Milk is included with the traditional lunch or can be purchased separately. A la carte items are also available. Students with limited ability to pay may qualify for free or reduced-price meals.

All foods offered in the school meals program are approved by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Students enjoy items such as fresh-made pizza with low-fat cheese and fresh salads. The Food and Nutrition Services department does not sell candy, soda or other foods with no nutritional value.

When eaten as served and in proper quantities, school meals are:
  • Aligned with nutrition goals for Recommended Dietary Allowances: 1/4 RDA for breakfast and 1/3 RDA for lunch.
  • Calorically age-appropriate and offer balanced nutrient content within the Dietary Guidelines for Americans.
  • Nutritious and tasty, offering less fat, sodium and sugar.


Power Up

Convenient, economical, healthy school meals . . . because
nutrition and education go hand in hand!


Good food must be eaten to be nutritious!
Senior Manager:
Robert D. Kelly
E-mail:  food.service@fcps.org

Friendly URL www.fcps.org/meals

Last Modified on September 18, 2014