May Harvest of the Month

May harvest of the month is strawberries. Strawberries are the first fruit to ripen each Spring. Just eight (8) strawberries provides you with 150% of your daily recommened amount of vitamin C.

April Harvest of the Month

April harvest of the month is lettuce which is a good source of folate and vitamin A. The darker green the lettuce, the greater the nutrients.

National Nutrition Month

March celebrates National Nutrition Month in which the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics hosts resources on its website encouraging consumers to make informed food choices. They also encourage sound eating and physical activity habits that can be followed all year.

National School Breakfast Week

March 4-8, 2024 is designated as National School Breakfast Week. Emphasis is placed on the importance of a nutritious school breakfast.

March Harvest of the Month

March Harvest of the Month: Kale Kale is a super food packed with vitamins A, C and K. It is also a great source of calcium, iron, and antioxidants.

Federal P-EBT Program Ending

The federal P-EBT program, created to supplement school meals missed during the pandemic, will officially end in Virginia this summer, with one final benefit. The program began in spring 2020 due to COVID-related school closures, to help families afford lunches children would typically get for free or at a reduced price while at school. The Virginia Department […]

School Nutrition Bids

The Caroline County Public Schools Nutrition Department is seeking bids for the 2023-24 school year in the following categories: 1) primary food vendor vendor 2) fresh fruit and produce 3) milk and dairy 4) bread and bakery goods and 5) paper goods, disposables and supplies. A bid package is available for each category. Qualified parties […]

January Harvest of the Month: Sweet Potatoes

Did you know that eating sweet potatoes is good for your health?  Sweet potatoes have lots of Vitamin A, which makes your eyes strong, Vitamin C, which helps your immune system fight to keep you from getting sick, and Potassium, helps your heart and muscles work better. Another fun fact about sweet potatoes is that […]

December Harvest of the Month

Health and Nutrition Spinach is low in calories and has a substantial amount of dietary fiber. One cup of spinach contains 181 percent of daily vitamin K, 56 percent of daily vitamin A, 15 percent of daily folate, and 14 percent of daily vitamin C recommendations. It also contains riboflavin, vitamin E, vitamin B6, manganese, […]