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CONSIDER WORKING FOR SCHOOL NUTRITION SERVICES!
- Opportunities for growth and advancement are available.
- Employees have all weekends, school holidays and snow days off.
- Most staff members work close to home, in their own neighborhood schools.
- Starting pay is $9.12 an hour with the opportunity to move to $10.50 an hour within 30 days. Visit https://henricoschools.us/careers/ today to apply. If you have questions or need help with the online application, contact Neil Stevens at 804-226-5522.
You may complete a 2020-21 application for Free & Reduced Price Meals online which will be available mid-August; this allows us to process your application faster and provide meals sooner. Online submission ensures confidentiality and eliminates the chance of lost applications. Free & Reduced Price Meals paper applications are also distributed to each student with their back-to-school packet on the first day of school. There is never a cut-off for applying; meal applications are accepted throughout the school year. Applications in other languages are available through the Virginia State Department of Education.
A new application must be filled out every year (unless the student is directly certified by Social Services). Only applications for the 2020-21 school Year will be accepted. Upon receipt, processing can take up to 10 days.
Click here to apply online
(English and Spanish versions only)
Please complete the application using only one method: 1) Online application OR 2) paper application.
A new application must be filled out every year (unless the student is directly certified by Social Services). Only applications for the 2019-20 school year will be accepted. Upon receipt, processing can take up to 10 days.
Only one application per household is necessary, and applications are good for the entire school year. The one exception is children in group homes – Virginia regulations require that the group home representative submit a separate application for each child in the group home.
Remember, an application cannot be processed if:
- It has incomplete information.
- It is missing a signature.
- It is not a current school year application form.
- It is a black and white copy (only color copies are accepted).
- It is faxed (the system cannot accept faxed copies).
Application approval is determined by gross income received:
- Every two weeks (bi-weekly).
- Twice a month (semi-monthly).
Remember, the total income before taxes, social security, health benefits, union dues or other deductions must be reported.
Applications determined by factors other than income: SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) or TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families) must include the seven-digit case number in order for a SNAP or TANF application to be processed.
The reduced price for meals is 40 cents for lunch and 30 cents for breakfast. Once approved for meal benefits, your child is eligible for one breakfast and one lunch each full school day. A second breakfast/lunch meal and a-la-carte items are not included in the free- or reduced-price meal benefits. If these items are desired, your child will be charged full price.
Eligibility for meal benefits is determined by federal guidelines. The U.S. Department of Agriculture changes these guidelines annually. If you receive SNAP (food stamps) or TANF, your child will be eligible for free meals. Please remember that federal regulations require a new application be filled out each school year along with the SNAP or TANF case number.
For additional instructions or questions on completing a confidential application for free and reduced-price meals, please call HCPS School Nutrition Services weekdays between: 7 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. at 804-226-5544.
Henrico County Public Schools provides breakfast and lunch options to all students. All meals are required by federal and state regulations to meet specific nutritional requirements. The meals provided must contain no more than 30% of their calories from fat, 10% from saturated fat and 0% from trans-fat, and must meet requirements for calories, protein, grains, vegetables, vitamins A and C, iron and calcium.
Menus are available to students, parents and faculty members by visiting https://schools.mealviewer.com/ or by downloading the “School Lunch by Nutrislice” app. The app provides meal ingredients, nutritional information (including carb counts), and the ability to filter foods based on allergens.
To download the app, please visit the appropriate app store or click the link below:
STUDENT MEAL ACCOUNT NUMBER – Henrico School Nutrition Services uses a computerized cash register system in all school cafeterias. All students are issued a permanent and unique 5-digit student meal account number. This meal account number is used for each student’s entire academic career with HCPS.
PAYMENTS – Parents are encouraged to pay for student meals in advance. Advance payment allows the cafeteria to provide the most efficient service to all customers and minimizes the chances of students losing their lunch money.
MYSCHOOLBUCKS – Student meals may be prepaid using our online system, MySchoolBucks. This system allows parents to pay and replenish their student’s account using a personal credit or debit card from home, via a secure internet site. Any remaining funds at the end of the school year are carried over to the next school year. Please note that this company charges a small handling fee for each prepayment. Please call their customer service department at 800-479-3531 for further information.
CHECK WRITING POLICY – HCPS School Nutrition Services will accept checks for the amount of purchase, or for the prepayment of meals. Checks must be made payable to the school’s cafeteria. Only personal checks with a preprinted name and address will be accepted.
STUDENTS WITHOUT MEAL MONEY – Unlimited charging will be allowed for a student’s breakfast and lunch. Students will not be allowed to charge any a-la-carte items. No child will be denied a meal because of a lack of funds. Negative debt will remain on the student’s meal account as long as they are enrolled in HCPS. Any negative debt on a senior’s meal account will prevent them from participating in graduation exercises. Parent or guardians are responsible for payment of their children’s meal charges.
NEGATIVE BALANCE ALERT – School Nutrition Services provides a courtesy phone call, email, and/or text message reminder each day to parents about meal accounts with a negative balance. You may also check your student’s balance free of charge through MySchoolBucks.
RETURNED CHECKS POLICY – If your bank returns a check, only cash or money order will be accepted at the serving line. The returned check amount must be repaid to the School Nutrition Services office by cash or money order. Please note that there will be an additional $25 service charge applied at the time of repayment.
Click here for Allergens & Carbohydrate Counts
If your child has a disability, as defined under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the ASA of 1990, federal regulations require a parent or guardian to obtain a physician’s statement that identifies the following:
- Your child’s disability and an explanation of why the disability restricts the child’s diet
- The major life activity affected by the disability
- The food or foods to be omitted from the child’s diet and the food or choice of foods that must be substituted.
Food allergies and intolerances are considered a disability only if a life-threatening (anaphylactic) reaction occurs from ingesting the food item. Special requests for a child who does not have a disability, but does have a special dietary need, must be verified by a licensed medical authority (physician or nurse practitioner).
Please click HERE for Physician’s Statement Form: Eating & Feeding Evaluation for Children with Special Needs
A decision on how to accommodate the special request will be made on a case-by-case basis. Food substitutions may be limited due to availability of items. Menu information is available via MealViewer.
R6-11-004 IMPLEMENTATION OF A WELLNESS PROGRAM FOR THE STUDENTS OF HENRICO COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS
(Revised June, 2018)
The School Health Advisory Board (SHAB) shall serve as the leadership body ensuring compliance with the HCPS wellness program, including nutrition and physical activity standards, as outlined in this regulation. As described in P6-09-013, “Student Health Advisory Board,” the SHAB shall hold public semi-annual meetings and encourage participation by the HCPS community and general public to develop, implement, and maintain wellness goals for HCPS students. At least once every three years, the SHAB will conduct an assessment of the HCPS wellness program as outlined in this regulation to determine schools’ compliance with this regulation, the extent to which the HCPS school wellness program compares to other model local school wellness policies, and the school division’s progress in obtaining the goals of the HCPS wellness program. The results of this assessment will be made available to the public by the SHAB as part of its annual presentation to the School Board.
Non Discrimination Agreement: In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.
Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.
To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by: (1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; (2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or (3) email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.
Revised June 2016
Student Full Price: $2.90
Student Reduced Price: $ 0.40
Student Full Price: $ 1.50
Student Reduced Price: $0.30
Dana Whitney, Director