• Loudoun County Public Schools - School Nutrition And Fitness


    Back to School Meal Service beginning September 8, 2020

    • Walk Up Meal Service -  10:00 am – 1:00 pm
    • Daily Bus Delivery of Breakfast and Lunch Meals throughout Loudoun County-
      • 2 Runs: 11:30 am – 12:30 pm and 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
      • For delivery:  Please visit the interactive map to identify the nearest bus stop and associated time for mobile service.
    • Daily Breakfast and Lunch Meal Service under the Summer Food Service Program at 93 sites (all schools except Lightridge, not including Charter schools)
    • Available to children and teens aged 18 and younger and any student enrolled in LCPS that may be over the age of 18, FREE of charge
    • Breakfast & Lunch Meals Distributed Simultaneously at walk up sites or bus stops
    • Parent Meal Pick Up Available
    • Meal service available to childcare participants and students in attendance
    • Questions? Visit our free meals FAQ here.

    People lining up for free meals while social distancing 

    Over 321,000 free meals served since September 8th.

    1,529,569 free meals served March 13 - September 3.

    Please remember to practice “social distancing” at all times while picking up meals. LCPS Nutrition Services staff is encouraged to place the meals in a visible location so they can be picked up without having to take it from their hands.


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    What a child can expect when they go through the cafeteria line

    What a child can expect when they go through the cafeteria line


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    Dietary guidelines for Americans 2015-2020

    LCPS school lunches already meet the recommendations


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    Mission Statement 

    School Nutrition Services supports the LCPS education mission by providing nourishment to all students while teaching them to make life long healthy choices.

    The School Nutrition Program does not receive General Fund Support; the program operates by balancing our budget through meal sales, a la carte sale and State/Federal reimbursement.

    Who We Are

    Each of our 93 school kitchens is operated by highly-trained staff, with food safety and customer service as highest priorities. These team members (often parents of district students themselves), receive and prepare food, cashier, serve meals, and keep the kitchen clean.

    The central office, located in Ashburn, is occupied by friendly office personnel to answer all of your questions, accept payments, and process free/reduced meal applications. School Nutrition operations at the central office are run by our Director, Beth Mills, and team of 17 knowledgeable school nutrition professionals with expertise in all aspects of childhood nutrition programs. You can visit the Contact Us tab to learn more about our central office and school-based teams.

    What We Do

    At Loudoun County School Nutrition Services, our team works together to develop nutritious and appetizing meals for our students, often incorporating ideas gathered from students and parents.

    Our menus are freshly prepared each day using the best ingredients including low-fat proteins, whole grain pastas, fresh fruits and vegetables, ABF chicken and hormone-free milk. The menus are analyzed, and recipes adjusted to ensure they meet USDA nutrition guidelines for each age group for calories, sodium, and saturated fat.

    Self-Serve Garden Bars are available daily at all school levels. Students can take unlimited servings of fresh fruit and vegetables with their lunch at all sites for no additional cost. A vegetarian entree, in addition to our chef salad options, is also on the menu each day. Choice and variety are important to students, so our menu is planned to provide options. Each day there are a minimum of two entree options at the elementary level, 5-6 entree options available at the middle school level and high school levels.

    Feeding our students for success at school and working alongside parents to develop mindful eating habits is a team effort. We welcome your feedback as we work to nurture healthy and successful Loudoun County students!

    Offer versus Serve

    A lunch is made up of 5 basic food components: milk, meat or meat alternate, vegetable, fruit, and grain. Students must select at least 3 of these components for a complete meal (1 of which must be a vegetable or fruit). A breakfast is made up of 4 food items: milk, fruit/vegetable, 2 grains (or 1 grain and 1 meat/meat alternate). Students must select 3 of these items for a complete meal (1 of which must be a vegetable or fruit).

    Meals, foods and beverages sold or served at schools meet state and federal requirements which are based on the USDA Dietary Guidelines. We provide students with access to a variety of affordable and appealing foods that meet the health and nutrition needs of students.

    Program Statistics

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    Official Free/Reduced % by School October 31, 2019

    Historical Free/Reduced % by School 2012-2019


    Free Breakfasts Served (walkup/delivery) 9/8/20 - 9/18/20

    Free Breakfasts Served (walkup/delivery) 3/13/20 - 9/3/20

    Breakfast Meals Served 8/22/19 - 3/12/20 (first 118 days)

    Breakfast Meals Served 8/23/18 - 6/7/19

    Breakfast Meals Served 8/24/17 - 6/13/18 



    851,867  Increase 14.4%

    1,132,937  Increase 3.2%

    1,094,726  Increase 9.2%

    Average Daily Breakfasts Served 8/22/19 - 3/12/20

    Average Daily Breakfasts Served 8/23/18 - 6/7/19

    Average Daily Breakfasts Served 8/24/17 - 6/13/18




    Free Lunches Served (walkup/delivery) 9/8/20 - 9/18/20

    Free Lunches Served (walkup/delivery) 3/13/20 - 9/3/20

    Lunch Meals Served 8/22/19 - 3/12/20 (first 118 days)

    Lunch Meals Served 8/23/18 - 6/7/19

    Lunch Meals Served 8/24/17 - 6/13/18



    3,678,892 Increase 6.5%

    5,089,502 Increase 6.4%

    4,781,999 Increase 1.2%

    Average Daily Lunches Served 8/22/19 - 3/12/20

    Average Daily Lunches Served 8/23/18 - 6/7/19

    Average Daily Lunches Served 8/24/17 - 6/13/18




    After School Fuel Meals Served 8/22/19 to 3/12/20

    After School Fuel Meals Served 8/23/18 to 6/6/19



    After School Healthy Snacks for 2019-2020 389,872
    Meals per Labor Hour Mar 2020 20.8
    Documented Training Hours for SNS Staff July-Jun 2019-2020 5,162
    Average Training Hours per Employee July-Jun 2019-2029 12.23

    Summer 2019 Breakfasts Served

    Summer 2018 Breakfasts Served

    12,220 Decrease 37.5%

    19,551 Increase 36.0%

    Summer 2019 Lunches Served

    Summer 2018 Lunches Served

    24,078 Decrease 18.6%

    29,605 Increase 35.0%


    History of School Meals

    The production and service of nutritious, high quality, economical meals that are acceptable and enjoyable to student customers are as much the core function of school nutrition operations today as they were in 1946 when President Harry S. Truman signed the National School Lunch Act and said, “Nothing is more important in our nation’s life than the welfare of our children, and proper nourishment comes first in attaining this welfare.”

    Satisfying student customer needs and wants and meeting USDA nutritional guidelines while maintaining a fiscally sound program is the goal and responsibility of school nutrition program. 

Last Modified on August 15, 2013