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"Putting Some Love in the Pot"
Marion County Public School Food and Nutrition Services is committed to the nutrition and education of our children. Our goal is to provide nutritious meals that help to boost student performance in the classroom.
About our Business
Food and Nutrition Services, Marion County Schools, is a nonprofit $25 million business. Over 300 food services professionals take pride in serving over 48,000 meals daily at 54 schools. Our business serves nutritious Breakfast and Lunch meals everyday, as well as healthy snacks to extended day and after school programs. We consider ourselves the largest restaurant in Marion County.
School meals must meet the recommendations of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans for the appropriate age group. School lunch provides approximately one-third of the daily nutrition needs for children and school breakfast provides approximately one-fourth. Regulations establish standards for fat, saturated fat, protein, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, iron, calcium and calories. In order to meet these requirements Marion County Food and Nutrition services has a Registered Dietitian on staff that plans the menus and conducts nutrient analysis of all items sold.
Adult lunch meals are $2.75 at all school sites.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) prohibits discrimination in all its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, and where applicable, sex, marital status, familial status, parental status, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, political beliefs, reprisal, or because all or part of an individual's income is derived from any public assistance program. (Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs.)
Persons with disabilities who require alternative means for communication of program information (Braille, large print, audiotape, etc.) should contact USDA's TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TDD).