Skip To Main Content
Food Service Page Banner

Welcome to the School Nutrition Department

Linda Blair
Supervisor School Nutrition
Extension 1575
Chris Brookman
Administrative Assistant
Extension 1577



Looking for a Part-Time or On-Call job that allows you to be at home when your family needs you there? Join our team in a School Cafeteria. Please call (540) 661-4550 for more information!

Apply Now!

Good nutrition and learning go hand in hand!
The Orange County Public Schools Nutrition Services department is made up of a team of food and nutrition professionals that are dedicated to students' health, well being and their ability to learn. We support learning by promoting healthy habits for lifelong nutrition and fitness practices.

Meals, foods and beverages sold or served at schools meet state and federal requirements which are based on the USDA Dietary Guidelines. We provide students with access to a variety of affordable and appealing foods that meet the health and nutrition needs of students.


Menu Planning

Healthy foods displayed in portions.

Our menus are thoroughly checked for compliance to the strictest nutritional requirements. All menu items must meet rigorous standards for low sodium, low fat, 100% whole grain rich, and Zero trans-fat. In addition, total calorie counts must fall within proper nutritional parameters. Menus are planned around fresh fruits and veggies, lean proteins, whole grains, and low-fat dairy products. We continuously look for recipes and foods that our kids will enjoy and have time to eat. The special needs of children with food allergies and sometimes other health issues are part of the equation. We value the partnership with our families.

Additional Information

Students with their lunch in the cafeteria.

Crunch Heard 'Round the Commonwealth

Crunch Heard 'Round the Commonwealth!🍎🍏 is a Virginia Farm to School program that increases the awareness of Agriculture in our community. All schools celebrated by crunching apples at lunchtime. UES hosted Mallory Grady, the Farm to School associate from Rappahannock-Rapidan Regional Commission. Thank you to Thornton River Orchard & Market for the delicious apples!

Non-Discrimination Statement

In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.

Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at 202-720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at 800-877-8339.

To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027. Find it here,  from any USDA office, by calling 866-632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to USDA by:

  1. mail:
    Form AD-475 and justice for all

    U.S. Department of Agriculture
    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
    1400 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or
  2. fax:
    833-256-1665 or 202-690-7442; or
  3. email:

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.