Welcome to Child Nutrition and Wellness for Ohio County Schools!
Our department has over forty employees that work hard to ensure the children in our schools are fed nutritious meals each day. Ohio County Schools take part in the National School Breakfast and the National School Lunch Program which promote healthy food choices. Students are served the proper amount of calories for their age and the amounts of fat, saturated fat, trans fat, and fiber are kept within guidelines set forth from USDA. A wide variety of fresh fruits and vegetables are also offered on a regular basis to ensure adequate vitamin and mineral intake as well.
Students in all 13 of our schools are participating in the Community Eligibility Provision Program of USDA. This program allows every student to receive one free breakfast meal and one free lunch meal each day in our schools free of charge. There is no need to complete free/reduced meal applications to receive the free meals.
Please contact the Child Nutrition Office with any questions:
Renee Griffin, M.S., R.D., L.D., Director 304-243-0477
Lisa Murphy, Child Nutrition Secretary 304-243-0486
Breakfast and Lunch Information
All Ohio County Schools will provide breakfast and lunch daily. Every student may get ONE free breakfast meal and ONE free lunch meal each day. Only high school students may receive a second breakfast or a second lunch meal by paying cash (second meals CANNOT be charged). Extra milk or milk only may be purchased at all schools for a price of 40 cents per eight ounce bottle. Milk sales CANNOT be charged. Staff and adult visitors may purchase a breakfast meal for $4.00 or a lunch meal for $5.00.
Many of our schools offer a Second Chance Breakfast, a Grab N Go Breakfast, or a Breakfast After the Bell in order to comply with the WV Feed to Achieve Act making breakfast part of the school day, in addition to a before school breakfast. Please check with your school for the specific times breakfast is offered.
For lunch, elementary schools offer an entrée daily along with other sides including fruits and vegetables and a variety of low fat milk selections and water. Additional fresh fruits and/or vegetables are also available in elementary school cafeterias. Middle Schools offer a hot entrée daily along with sides including fruits and vegetables in addition to a Garden Bar and a cold sandwich offering. A variety of low fat milk options and water are available daily in middle school cafeterias. The high school offers one or two hot entrée choices daily along with a wide variety of entrée salads, wrap meals, and a plentiful selection of fresh fruits and vegetables each day. Vegetarian options such as hummus and cottage cheese are also available daily.
Please note that in all schools for breakfast, students MUST select at least one serving of fruit (or vegetable if offered) with the breakfast meal. In the middle and high school cafeterias, students MUST take at least one serving of fruit or vegetable of their choice on the tray.
Information and Resources
Civil Rights Information
- Policy 2025: Ohio County Schools Rights Policy
- Policy 2025.01: Ohio County Schools Civil Right Complaint Procedure
- USDA Non-Discrimination Statement
- USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form
School Nutrition Standards
WVDE Child Nutrition homepage: http://wvde.state.wv.us/child-nutrition/
Foods sold, served or distributed outside of the school cafeteria must meet the nutrient requirements for West Virginia schools. This includes foods sold in vending machines and school stores, served during classroom parties, and provided by parents for snacks. The West Virginia Board of Education enacted rules for these "other foods" for three reasons:
- Snacks can help your child's meet their nutrition needs instead of adding unnecessary (and unhealthy) fat, sugar and salt;
- Food safety concerns; and
- Allergies and/or special diets required by some children.
Link to the Nutrition Calculator: http://wvde.state.wv.us/child-nutrition/tools/calculator.html
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