Food and Nutrition Services

Food and Nutrition Services

Office of Food and Nutrition Services
7610 Whitepine Road
N Chesterfield, VA 23237
(804) 743-3717

Mission Statement

The Chesterfield County Public Schools Food and Nutrition Services, as a partner in education, contributes to a successful academic experience.  We provide an innovative, nutritious and cost efficient program which strives to encourage a lifetime of good nutrition.

Our Values

  • To serve nutritionally sound meals that are popular and affordable to all students.
  • To adhere to the Dietary Guidelines for Americans and the National School Breakfast and Lunch Programs
  • To exceed our customers’ expectations in quality and service
  • To encourage students to experience new foods
  • To manage all resources efficiently
  • To provide an enjoyable, pleasant, customer friendly eating environment
  • To advance the public’s image of school breakfast and lunch
  • To remain financially self-supporting
  • To grow professionally through continuous education
  • To maintain high standards of sanitation and safety
  • Teamwork between staff, students and community
  • Promote the mission as stated by Chesterfield County Public Schools
  • Utilize technology as needed to enhance effectiveness of the program

Lunch Program

Elementary lunches cost $2.40 (40 cents is the reduced price), and milk and ice cream cost 60 cents each. Middle school lunches cost $2.50 and High school lunches cost $2.75. Adult lunches at elementary and middle schools cost $3.55. If a student does not want a complete lunch, milk and food items may be purchased individually. Breakfast is available for $1.50 for students and $1.85 for adults. (30 cents is the reduced price).

Free or Reduced-Price Lunch Application Process

To apply for free or reduced-price meals, please fill out an application, sign it and return it to your child’s school immediately or mail it to:

Chesterfield County Public School Food and Nutrition Services
ATTN:  FR
7610 Whitepine Road
N. Chesterfield, VA 23237

Application packets will be given to all students in elementary, middle and high schools on the first day of school.

If you were approved for free or reduced meals in Chesterfield last year, your current application will expire on October 17, 2017.

**Please do not print this form from the Internet, as your child’s school will not be able to scan it. Please either fill out the online application or return the copy provided in your child’s first-day-of-school packet.

Please remember only one application per household.  If approved, free or reduced qualifies your child/children for breakfast and lunch

Are you tired of writing checks or searching every morning for cash to pay for your child’s lunch?  MySchoolBucks.com can help.  There are many benefits to this website, which is secured through Verisign.

MySchoolBucks.com

  • Decrease the chance of your child running out of breakfast or lunch money
  • Eliminate the need to send lunch money daily or weekly
  • Deduct from your credit card or debit card automatically or by request depending on which method you prefer
  • Enable you to check your child’s account for the past seven days to see what they are eating and have purchased
  • Allow you to place limits on how your child may spend the money in his or her account.  We recommend setting a daily spending limit rather than a weekly spending limit.
  • Let you check payment history with MySchoolBucks.com
  • Notify you by e-mail when your child’s account balance drops to a certain level.

How does MySchoolBucks.com work?
First, you need a computer with Internet access. Go to MySchoolBucks.com and follow the on-screen direction.  We encourage a $10 minimum payment.  Once your account is set or a payment is made, it will take up to 1 hour for the account to show updates.  If there are any problems with MySchoolBucks.com parents can call 1-800-479-3531 and select option 5 to speak with a representative.

Use MySchoolBucks.com to make EASY lunch payments for your child!
Call 1-800-479-3531 or visit www.MySchoolBucks.com to enroll in this convenient, free service!

Other helpful links.

 

www.dietaryguidelines.gov

Return Checks

In an effort to curb the cost and time our district expends each year in returned checks, Food and Nutrition Services has contracted with Envision Payment Solutions.  A $50 fee is charged for each returned check, plus the value of the check.  If you have any questions, please call at 1-877-290-5460.