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FCPS 

Food and Nutrition 

Table of Contents


FCPS Food Services description...Pg 2 

Interview with Rodney Taylor.......Pg 3

Policies and Regulations.................Pg 5

Free and Reduced Lunch.................Pg 7

3 key documents................................Pg 8

Interview with key stakeholders..Pg 11

Conclusion..........................................Pg 14


FCPS Food Services description 



Value: believe daily access to food and nutrition is essential for children to succeed and reach their full potential


Vision: to provide a food and nutrition service program based on fresh and local procurement in combination with nutrition education.


Mission: provide children with tools and resources needed to foster lifelong healthy eating behaviors

Interview with Rodney Taylor

My biggest goal is to introduce and expand programs by changing perceptions to turn Food and Nutrition Services around financially.


I am a catalyst for change, working beyond the cafeteria for my bottom line - healthy children. 

Fun Facts from Rodney Taylor


  • 44% feeding rate in 2015

  • Challenge is to get disposable dollars from affluent homes

  • Healthier food is more expensive-organizations want to be part of making a positive difference

  • Schools with a higher FRM make more $$

  • Takes a long time to move a large county: implementation and benefits.

  • Reduction in vending machines from 1400-->900.   

  • Increase in a la carte options in MS and HS.  MS and HS make most profits on a la carte options.

  • $18 million cushion=3 months operating cost for FNS, required by federal government

  • Lunch prices are so high because we charge the same for all students. 

  • Long term goal is to have option that mimic a market place (food court, salad bar, etc.)











Regulation 5005.4 - Financial Services - Food and Nutrition Services - Effective 8-14-14

Federal

  • United States Department of Agriculture provides regulation directives, food assistance and cash to state agencies for distribution to School Food Authorities (SFA) on a performance basis. This means states are reimbursed for the actual meals (breakfasts and lunches) served in school food and nutrition services programs.
  • Commodity-Letters-of-Credit (CLOC) for $1.3 Million -Give to FCPS by USDA
    • Open Bid for Canned and Frozen Food for the Food Service Warehouse 
  • Use the Paid Lunch Equity (PLE) to determine the student prices of school lunches

State

  • Match some of the federal money it receives from USDA for the Child Nutrition Programs 

Local - FCPS

  • Office of Procurement Services and Food and Nutrition Services works together to perform the bid process
  • FCPS Procurement is done at the Central Office Level
  • Procurement Process
  • Determine Quality of Foods and Supplies
  • Determine Adequate Storage Facilities

Policies and Regulations

Local Level

The local school division must make an annual formal written application to the state agency to participate in the child nutrition programs. Participating schools agree to:

  • Operate a nonprofit program. 
  • Establish a price for the complete meal and meeting Paid Lunch Equity (PLE) regulation. 
  • Offer free and reduced-price meals to eligible students.
  • Submit a formal reimbursement claim for meals served. 

FCPS Get2Green

  • School Gardens and Farm to School 

Food Bank 

  • Procedures to safely donate left over school lunches to local Food Banks

Operating Systems

  • OneSource
    • Weekly ordering and delivery of food
  • EZ PAR 
    • Invoices -how FNS knows what to pay
  • Web School Meal Accountability Resource Tracking Technology (WebSMARTT)
    • School Lunch payment from students (Note-Faculty is not authorized to collect school lunch monies)

The manager and food and nutrition services supervisor and principal establish a system whereby FNS may be reimbursed for meals served to students without money (Not Free and Reduced).

According to the FY 2018 Advertised Budget $96,542,228 will be allocated for Food and Nutrition Services, which is 3% of the total operating budget.

Policies and Regulations

Free and Reduced Lunch

  • Fairfax County Public School Students Qualifying for the Free and Reduced Meal Program:
  • There are about 180,000 students enrolled in Fairfax County Public Schools. Of these students almost 1/3 (28%) of them fall under the poverty line. 28% of 180,000 students is a LOT of students! That means that 50,400 students in FCPS are in poverty. 
  • Qualification Standards for the Free and Reduced Meal Program:
  • Any family whose income falls below the poverty line qualifies for the Free & Reduced Meal Program. 

A full-paid lunch is $2.75 and a reduced-paid lunch is $0.40. The Federal Government covers the cost of all free and reduced meal costs. 

FCPS Advertised 2018 Budget for Food and Nutrition Services:

In the fiscal year 2018 advertised budget FCPS has proposed to spend $96,542,228 on Food and Nutrition Services, which includes the funding for about 55 positions.

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Key Stakeholder


FCPS Food Services description 



Value: believe daily access to food and nutrition is essential for children to succeed and reach their full potential


Vision: to provide a food and nutrition service program based on fresh and local procurement in combination with nutrition education.


Mission: provide children with tools and resources needed to foster lifelong healthy eating behaviors