Auto-servicio de barra de ensaladas y fruta en las escuelas primarias
PWCS Escuela de Servicios de Alimentos y Nutrición está muy emocionados de presentar nuestra auto-servicio de barra de ensaladas y frutas en las escuelas primarias.
La investigación y la experiencia demuestran que los niños aumentan su consumo de frutas y verduras cuando se le da una variedad de opciones en un ambiente de auto-servicio. Hemos visto esto aumentar rápidamente en nuestras escuelas intermedias y secundarias. Este tipo de independencia ayuda a preparar a los estudiantes para una vida de alimentación saludable.
El Auto-servicio también aumenta la probabilidad de que los estudiantes prueben nuevas frutas y verduras. Por ejemplo, pueden probar una rama de apio en lugar de comprometerse a una porción entera como una de sus opciones. Cuando los niños intentan nuevas frutas y verduras, ellos incorporan una mayor variedad en sus dietas, lo que asegura que ellos obtengan todos los nutrientes que su cuerpo necesita.
Los estudiantes pueden seleccionar las verduras ilimitadas de la barra fría de auto-servicio, y hasta una ½ de taza de fruta. Visualmente, una ½ de taza de fruta es el tamaño de una pelota de tenis.
Visite nuestro sitio web, www.pwcsnutrition.com, para obtener más información y ver un video con consejos útiles sobre cómo hacer que sus estudiantes vayan a la barra de ensaladas y frutas de una forma eficiente, segura y sabrosa! Contáctese con la Oficina de Servicios de Alimentos y Nutrición al 703.791.7314 con preguntas.
You Can Make a Difference for Hundreds of PWCS Students- Join Us!
Tired and 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 your too, come be a part of our team!
The number of hours needed varies by school, anywhere from 3-6 hours a day. Most shifts fall between 9am and 3pm. 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 $11.25 an hour. Opportunities for growth and advancement are available.
Ready to join us? Go to http;//jobs.pwcs.edu/jobs/ and click on CLASSIFIED and then CAFETERIA. You must log in to apply for a position. Click the login link, and enter your ID and password. If you do not 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!
Henderson Elementary Cafeteria Manager
Three Ways to Purchase School Meals
In order to make it convenient for parents and students, our cafeteria allows students to pay for their meals using any of three methods:
CASH:,Cash may be given to the cashier daily for their day's purchase. Cash may also be used to deposit prepayments onto a student's food service account.
CHECKS: The cafeteria accepts checks made payable to "PWCSFNS." Checks may be used for daily purchases or prepayments onto a student's food service account. By paying for your purchase with a check, you are accepting our check acceptance policy. In the unlikely event your check is returned unpaid, you understand and agree that your check will be electronically re-deposited at your bank for the face value plus processing fees. This action will be taken without further notice.
CREDIT/ DEBITCARD: Prepayment can be made online using a debit or credit card at mylunchmoney.com There is a fee of $1.95 for each transaction.
A mylunchmoney.com account can also be used to provide parents with the opportunity to view the student's sales historyand receive low balance notices via e-mail. These services are available at no charge. It's easy to enroll in the system. Go to mylunchmoney.com and click register for an account. You will need your student's school, grade, birth date, and school IDnumber to register.
Remember --- Breakfast is the most important meal of the day!
The Importance of Breakfast
~ Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Research shows that breakfast eaters:
~ Perform better academically, and get higher scores on standardized tests
~ Have better memory recall and are able to concentrate better
~ Have fewer disciplinary problems
~ Visit the school nurse less often
~ Are absent or tardy less often
~ Are less likely to be overweight or obese
~ Consume more nutrients, fiber, protein, and vitamins in their diets
~ Eat more fruits, drink more milk, and consume less saturated fat than other students.
Therefore, make sure your child has the opportunity to eat breakfast each day, either at home or at school. Our cafeteria offers high quality, nutritious breakfasts each school day. The breakfast menus served in the cafeteria are carefully planned by Registered Dietitians to provide one fourth of a student's Recommended Dietary Allowances for the essential nutrients while containing no more than 30% calories from fat, 10% calories from saturated fat when averaged over the week.
Students who are eligible for free or reduced price lunch are also eligible for free and reduced price breakfast. The reduced price for breakfast is $.30. The cost for paid students not qualifying for meal assistance is $1.45. Breakfast is also available to teachers, parents and other adults at a cost of $2.00
Our Food Service Staff looks forward to serving breakfast to our students, parents, and staff to start their day of learning.
|Breakfast begins at 8:40 a.m. --
||A "grab and go" in a bag available
|Student breakfast is $1.45 --
||Reduced breakfast is 30 cents
|Breakfast inlcudes: 1 white milk,
||choice of 1 main dish and 1 side dish
Focus on "Whole" Grains
School meals include a variety of healthy foods. Grains are a part of every school meal. Health experts advise everyone that grains are a healthy necessity in our diet and that it is important to eat at least half our grains as "whole grains." Approximately 95% of all grains served at breakfast and lunch in PWCS are whole grains.
A grain kernel or seed contains three edible parts, the bran, the germ and the endosperm. Whole grains include all three parts of the kernel. Refining normally removes the bran and the germ, leaving only the endosperm. Without the bran and germ, about 25% of a grain’s protein is lost, along with at least seventeen key nutrients. While processors add back some vitamins and minerals to enrich refined grains, whole grains are healthier providing more protein, fiber and other nutrients. Consumption of whole grains has been shown to lower the risk of obesity, heart disease, stroke, cancer and diabetes. So it is an eating habit we should all work to develop.
Prince William County Schools continues to feature locally grown products in our school cafeterias. This gives us the opportunity to serve students fresh items we may not otherwise be able to afford.For example, partnering with Portwood Gardens in Dayton, Virginia we are able to serve locally grown, hydroponic Bibb lettuce year round. The farmer harvests the lettuce on the weekend and delivers it to our distributor on Mondays. It is then delivered to our schools on Tuesday or Wednesday. You can't get much fresher than that. In addition, it benefits the local economy and reduces energy consumption.
This September we also offered locally grown cantaloupe, cucumbers, nectarines, peppers, squash, tomatoes and watermelon. In October and November, menus featured Virginia apples, broccoli, fall squash and sweet potatoes. In the spring, we anticipate serving local asparagus, blackberries, sugar snap peas, raspberries, spinach, cherries and strawberries.