Food and Nutrition Services (FNS) employs over 1300 professionals that include managers, team members, drivers, warehouse workers, and supervisors. School meals are planned by registered dietitians to reflect the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans, ChooseMyPlate.gov, and student preferences as determined at student taste parties. Low cost, nutritious school meals are served to more than 140,000 customers every day and breakfast is offered in 164 schools and centers.
A new hamburger pattie is now being served on the menu. This change was based on the poor acceptance of the 100 percent beef precooked patties. Prior to being added to the menu, each item is fully vetted by the professional staff in FNS and goes through our student acceptability process. Don Lee Farms was selected as the most responsive bidder in the procurement process for this item. FNS will continue to search the market and work with manufacturers and students to find an acceptable 100 percent beef precooked pattie.
Penny McConnell, MS, RDN, SNS
Administrative Assistant Fatima.Calcuttawalla@fcps.edu
Office of Food and Nutrition Services
6840 Industrial Road
Springfield, VA 22151
December 5, 2013