News & Announcements
Celebrate National School Breakfast Week (NSBW) March 4-8, 2019!
Start Your Engines with School Breakfast is this year's theme for the weeklong celebration of the National School Breakfast Program. NSBW is the perfect time to bring attention to school breakfast programs and set a goal to increase participation. Members celebrate with decorations, special menu items, and fun events. The following resources are available to celebrate at your school:
- National School Breakfast Week Toolkit-This is a PDF document. provided by School Nutrition Association
- NSBW Flyer (Word ADA Compliant Version | Original PDF Version) provided by No Kid Hungry Virginia
- Connect with the Office of School Nutrition Programs on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram by tagging @VDOESNP and using the hashtags #NSBW19 and #VABreakfast
Refer to Superintendent's Memo 047-19-This is a Word document. for more information.
Virginia Farm to School Conference
March 14, 2019, is the deadline to register for the Virginia Farm to School Conference.
Studies show that well-nourished students are better prepared to learn. To that end, schools help provide a healthy environment through nutritious meals, healthy snacks, and opportunities for physical education and nutrition education. Through School Nutrition Programs approximately 112 million lunches, 55 million breakfasts, and 900,000 afterschool snacks are served during the school year in Virginia public schools.
The Virginia Department of Education, Office of School Nutrition Programs provides leadership and assistance to school divisions in developing effective and comprehensive nutrition services that result in children making educated, healthful choices.
*Based on 2017-2018 data.↩
Register Now for the Virginia Farm to School Conference
Date: Thursday, March 14, 2019
Time: 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM (networking social to follow)
Location: Hampton Roads Convention Center
1610 Coliseum Drive
Hampton, VA 23666
To Register: Please complete the Registration Form
Objectives of the Virginia Farm to School Conference:
- Present best practices in delivery, distribution, and promotion to increase procurement of local foods
- Provide new ideas and resources to enhance existing farm to school programs
- Provide resources and contacts for starting farm to school programs
- Convene school nutrition professionals, farmers, distributors, community organizations, and school garden coordinators for networking centered around farm to school
- Establish a two-year target for Virginia Farm to School
This conference is sponsored by the Virginia Department of Education Office of School Nutrition, Virginia School Nutrition Association (SNA-VA), Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS), Virginia Cooperative Extension (VCE), and Virginia Farm to School Network.
School Nutrition Calendar
Go to the School Nutrition Programs Calendar for information about upcoming events.
Tell Us about Your School Nutrition Events!
Please complete the Virginia School Nutrition Events Form to share all nutrition-related events, awards, and recognitions happening in your school division.
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