In the more than 700,000 meals served each year, the Washington County Schools Nutrition Department offers a variety of nutritional foods that appeal to their number one customer: the student. All meals meet federal guidelines as required by the United States Department of Agriculture because of our participation in the National School Lunch and Breakfast programs. Meals are available to the student at the lowest possible price. Federal subsidies for free and reduced-price meals are available but families must apply for those benefits to determine eligibility.
It is the objective of the Washington County Schools Nutrition Department to provide nutritional meals in an environment that provides an opportunity for sound nutrition education. In order to achieve this goal, school food service has broadened its efforts in nutrition education, personnel training, and in the upgrading of facilities and equipment.