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Self-Serve Garden and Fruit Bars

Did you know we offer unlimited fruits and vegetables for school lunch? Students may fill up their school lunch trays with seasonal produce from our Self-Serve Garden and Fruit Bars, served at every school and on every line.

Self-serve increases the likelihood that students will try new fruits and vegetables. For example, they can try one celery stick instead of committing to an entire portion as one of their choices. When kids try new fruits and vegetables, they incorporate greater variety into their diet, which ensures they get all the nutrition their body needs.

United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) recommends making half of your plate fruits and vegetables. A variety of colorful fruits and vegetables are appealing and full of vitamins, minerals and fiber to support the growth of your children.

Visit our website,, for more information and a helpful video with tips on how to make your students trip to the garden and fruit bar efficient, safe and tasty! Contact School Food and Nutrition Services at 703-791-7314 with questions.


You Can Make a Difference for Hundreds of PWCS Students - Join Us!

Tired of working evenings and weekends? Want to be off for your child's school vacations? Looking for a job that truly has an impact on your community? Consider working for School Food and Nutrition Services!

School Food and Nutrition Services is seeking passionate, dedicated, fun-loving applicants for all areas of the county. We strive to provide wholesome, enjoyable, high-quality, nutritious meals to our students, so they can be ready to learn and take full advantage of the educational opportunities provided to them. The work we do is important, and the people who do it are inspiring. If these values are important to you too, come be part of our team!

The number of hours needed varies by school, anywhere from 3-6 hours a day. Most shifts fall between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Employees have all weekends, school holidays and snow days off. Most staff members work close to home, in their own neighborhood schools. Starting pay is $15.07 per hour. Opportunities for growth and advancement are available.

Ready to join us? Go to the PWCS jobs page, and click on Classified and then Cafeteria. You must log in to apply for a position. Click the login link, and enter your user ID and password. If you do not yet have an account, click the first link at the top of the page, "here," to create one. For help with the online application, contact Human Resources at 703-791-8771.

If you have questions or need additional information, please contact School Food and Nutrition Services at 703-791-7314. We look forward to hearing from you!