Welcome to Child Nutrition and Wellness for Ohio County Schools!
Our department has over forty-five employees who work diligently to ensure the children in our schools are fed nutritious meals each day. USDA guidelines for the School Breakfast Program and for the National School Lunch Program are followed and promote healthy food choices for students and staff.
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
Nutrislice - Online Access
Accessing our menus and meal information is now easier then ever. You can access our menus online or on your smartphone by navigating to https://ocs.nutrislice.com/ or by downloading the Nutrislice app for your smartphone.
Every student may receive ONE free breakfast and ONE free lunch meal per day, which both include milk. If a student brings a lunch and wishes to purchase a milk, it will be available for 40 cents per half pint. NO charging of milk sales to any account is allowed; all sales of milk must be paid for at the time of purchase.
Adult and Visitor Meals
Adult/Visitor Breakfast Price: $4.00
Adult Visitor Lunch Price: $5.00
Cash or Charge for school staff
Cash only for visitors
Information and Resources
Cafeteria Meals and Take Home
Meal service will be different this year in our schools due to COVID-19. We will follow local, state and federal guidance for cafeteria capacity and social distancing during meals. Most schools will be offering a Grab and Go style breakfast in classrooms while lunches may be served on disposable trays or bags, depending upon the specific school's procedures. Students will not be using fingerscanners this school year nor will they be able to self serve any items for meals. Students will be asked to adhere to social distancing protocols while in line for meals in the cafeteria. There will be no salad bars or share tables in use this school year. Students will have the opportunity to leave in person school days with take home meal packs if the parent/guardian approves. These will be handed out at the end of the school day for days that out of seat learning will take place. Elementary and middle school parents or guardians should ensure they have noted the preference for the take home meals with their child's school. Students at the high school will be made aware of where the take home meals are available for pick up.
C.E.P. - Community Eligibility Provision
Ohio County Schools continue to take part in the Community Eligibility Program of USDA offering free meals to all of our students! This program allows each student to receive one free breakfast and one free lunch daily when in school or during out of seat learning. There is no need to complete Free/Reduced meal applications to take receive the free meals for the school year.
Curbside Pick Up of 5 Day Meal Packs
Parents/guardians of students that are 100% online learning or virtual learning will have the opportunity to pick up 5 Day Meal Packs on Wednesdays from 11:30 am - 12:30 pm at each school location. These 5 Day Meal Packs MUST be pre-ordered weekly using the Nutrislice App (free) or by going to the Nutrislice website and selecting Ohio County Schools. An account must be created and then using the student WVEIS Identification Number, the 5 Day Meal Pack meals can be ordered free of charge. You must also select the location that the meals will be picked up. The cutoff deadline for ordering the 5 Day Meal Packs will be Fridays at 6 pm for the following week. The 5 Day Meal Packs will be available beginning on Wednesday September 16, 2020.
A Pediatrician's Perspective on School Meals:
Civil Rights Information
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: https://foodplanner.healthiergeneration.org/calculator/
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