Norfolk Public Schools' department of School Nutrition is one of the state's premier school food service operations. The department is devoted to customer service and providing nutrition integrity for all school meals. School breakfast, lunch, and supper are consistent with the U.S. Dietary Guidelines, and allowance is provided for student preferences and tastes. Each day, School Nutrition serves more than 32,000 high-quality, nutritious meals to help improve student learning.
USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.
Virginia's Harvest of the Month celebrates seasonal eating by featuring a fruit or vegetable that is in season for harvest. September’s harvest is Sweet Bell Peppers which is featured in our new entrée salad, the Southwest Chicken Salad, every Wednesday of September, in crab salad in our high schools, as well as a healthy snack as part of the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program.
From east to west our Norfolk Public Schools family is the cornerstone of a proudly diverse community. In September we are celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month through our Taste of Norfolk Public Schools! Join us for lunch on Tuesdays to try our Cuban sandwich or Tamales with plantains served for School Lunch in alternating weeks, check out our online menus to find out which Tuesday it is being served!
Elementary students who join us for lunch and try tamales are entered for a chance to win “Growing up with Tamales” on Tuesday, September 17th.
Recipe submissions are still be accepted for the 2019-20 School Year. To submit your recipe you may either print out our Recipe Card and submit to your school’s School Nutrition Manager or fill-out our online Recipe Card form by March 29. Recipes should include the name, cultural region, serving size, ingredients, and cooking instructions as well as why this recipe is important to your family. Multiple recipe submissions are encouraged!
Recipes will be adapted to meet Federal School Nutrition standards. Please call the School Nutrition Office, 757-628-2760 if you have any questions.