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Farm to School

FCPS Food and Nutrition Services (FNS) wants people to think “fresh and local” when they think about the food that is served in FCPS cafeterias.  From a five year plan to implement salad bars in every elementary school, to a grilled-to-order BBQ menu to fresh salads and sandwiches for secondary school students, FNS is working diligently to change perceptions of school food.


While helping students become lifelong healthy eaters, FNS also seeks to support the local agricultural economy and is working to increase the amount of fresh food purchased from local producers. Farm to School Specialist, Libby Lyon, has been working to build partnerships with local farmers and community farms. This section of the website will be updated as the Farm to School program continues to grow!


Garden to Cafeteria

Food and Nutrition Services has worked with the Fairfax County Health Department to develop procedures for schools that would like to use produce from their edible gardens in the cafeteria. The FCPS Garden Safety Checklist will guide you on steps to take as you are planning or working in your garden. The Garden to Cafeteria Plan is where you’ll fill in the details about your specific garden program. Once the FCPS Garden Safety Checklist and Garden to Cafeteria Plan have been completed, please submit them to Libby Lyon, FNS Farm to School Specialist ( Contact Libby with any questions about the program!

Girl happy about picking fresh carrot