October 1 - 5 - Farm To School Week

     Schools may also bring Farm to School to the classroom with SOL-based lesson plans and grant opportunities available on the Virginia Ag in the Classroom website.  

    Eggplant Tasting

    Broccoli Tasting

    Apple Tasting

    Beet Tasting

    October 15th - 19th - National School Lunch Week

    President John F. Kennedy created National School Lunch Week (NSLW) in 1962. During this annual weeklong celebration, SNA members and students around the country celebrate in their cafeterias with decorations, special menus, events, and more.

     NSLW activity sheets (pdf)

    Parent Information    



    National School Lunch Week is October 15 – 19, 2018.

    The 2018 NSLW theme is “School Lunch: Lots 2 Love”, and it’s all about showcasing the lunch program in our schools.  The National School Lunch Program serves more than 30 million children every school day—that’s something to love!

    Ruckersville Elementary, Nathanael Greene Primary and  Elementary Schools are hosting "National Take Your Parents to Lunch Day" and invite parents to attend lunch with their children any day during that week.  The cost for visitors is $3.75.  Please let the School Nutrition Staff know ahead of time, that you plan to eat with your student. 

    Things I love about School Lunch

    Click on the link above to find out why School Nutrition staff like what they do.  

    Share Our Strength and the Virginia No Kid Hungry Campaign awarded a grant of $5000.00 to the School Nutrition Program on April 23rd, 2018.  The purpose of the grant is to provide start-up funds in order to increase participation in the School Breakfast Program.  

    New Grab and Go Breakfast Cart at Ruckersville Elementary School - April 11th, 2018

    Grab and Go Breakfast Cart      The School Nutrition Program purchased the Breakfast Cart with funds obtained through a grant from The Dairy Alliance.  The Grab and Go breakfast is available, daily, and the cart is located across from the library.  Students purchase breakfast, at the same cost as in the cafeteria, and take it directly to class.  This is the third school to implement this alternate breakfast.