Ensure that school meals are 100% accessible to every child in Orange County.
Nutrition is Our Mission
It is the vision of the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food and Nutrition Service "to lead America in ending hunger and improving nutrition and health”. Orange County Public Schools (OCPS) Food and Nutrition Services (FNS) is pleased to offer our children meals under the guidance of the USDA. The mission of the USDA’s Food and Nutrition Services is “to increase food security and reduce hunger in partnership with cooperating organizations by providing children and low-income people with access to food, a healthful diet, and nutrition education”. Over the course of one week, school breakfast provides 1/4 or more while lunch provides 1/3 or more of daily nutrient requirements, and both are consistent with the Dietary Guidelines for Americans.
OCPS strives to do more for our students. The mission of OCPS FNS is to provide access to quality nutritious meals in a customer friendly environment; to enhance and support all students and educators' ability to achieve academic excellence, while forming healthy life long eating habits. We aim at doing the best to offer affordable yet delicious meals that provide our students with the nutrients they need to be healthy individuals. To make our meals better, we...
► Ask for constant feedback from our students.
► Restrict items that contain Trans fat.
► Limit the amount of sugar in breakfast cereal to 10 grams per serving.
► Emphasize the use of whole grain and whole wheat products in breads, pizza crust,
breakfast entrees, cereals and snacks.
► Serve 100% fruit juice and calcium fortified orange juice.
► Do not serve fried foods on our menus. French fries, when served, are baked.
► Offer only low fat milk products and reduced fat cheeses.
► Provide fresh fruits and vegetables every day.
We will continue to do more. As a part of the OCPS Wellness Policy, we work closely with schools and Healthy School Teams to provide an overall school environment for children that promotes good health. Through nutrition education, using the “Train the Trainer Model”, special events and constant improvement, the OCPS Food and Nutrition Services Department is reaching our mission to be the best at nutrition for our children.