Program - Price List
the Bedford County School Nutrition Program Homepage. On this site
you will be able to find all types of information regarding the
school nutrition program including an al a carte price list, a
school nutrition fact sheet, nutritional information on food items,
a frequently asked question and answer section, school menus and
more. We hope that you will find the information provided on this
site helpful in learning about the school nutrition program.
of School Nutrition
PO Box 748
311 S. Bridge Street
Bedford, VA 24523
nutrition program has onsite cafeterias at all 21 schools in Bedford
County. Each cafeteria provides a nutritious breakfast and lunch
each day to students. The program serves approximately 2,500
breakfasts and 6,700 lunches each day in the school cafeterias
across the county. The program employs about 145 staff members.
nutrition program is a totally self supporting program. The program
receives no local tax funding or funding from the school system.
The program is expected to make all of its own money. Funds are
generated from the sales that are made each day in the school
cafeterias, federal reimbursement that is received each month from
all reimbursable meals served and state funding that is received
once per year.
funds the program pays all of the salaries and benefits for
employees, purchases all foods and supplies for the cafeterias,
purchases new equipment when needed and repairs existing equipment
and purchases all other items that are needed to run the program.
As you can see, the school nutrition program is operating a business
and is expected to be profitable. This is a fact that many people
do not realize about the program.
nutrition program strives to offer nutritious, well balanced school
meals. The United States Department of Agriculture is the governing
body that establishes meal requirements for school meals and local
school nutrition programs are expected to follow these meal
requirements. School menus are planned at the local level and a
nutrition analysis is computed from a USDA approved computer program
called Nutrikids. The goal is for meals to contain no more than 30%
calories from fat and no more than 10% calories from saturated fat
averaged over a week of menus.
nutrition program offers a wide variety of options each day in the
school cafeterias. It is not an easy task to put a menu together
since it is very difficult to please everyone. All schools offer at
least four entrée choices each day with more at the middle and high
schools. A variety of fruits and vegetables are offered and all
milk options are either low fat or skim. Recent Government
Accounting (GOA) reports state “school meals are healthy and
children who eat school meals consume more fruits, vegetables, whole
grains and dairy items than children who do not eat school meals.”
If your child
eats school meals we hope they enjoy their experience and we very
much appreciate their business. If your child does not eat school
meals we would invite them to give us a try. We would love to have
them as our customer. Any questions or concerns regarding the
school nutrition program can be directed to Karen Arthur, School
Nutrition Supervisor at
firstname.lastname@example.org or 586-1045 ext. 224.