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. October’s harvest is Virginia Grown Apples which is featured in our new entrée salad, the Chicken & Apple Fall Salad featuring apple slices and sunflower seeds as well as being served every Tuesday in October for School Lunch, and as a healthy snack as part of the Fresh Fruit & Vegetable Program.
Read more about our #LocoforLocal adventures on our Farm to School page.
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! This month we are serving Chicken Afritada served over brown rice for a taste from a Filipino kitchen, submitted by one of our teachers!
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.