Welcome to Wilkes County School Nutrition
Our mission is to enhance student learning by promoting a lifetime of wellness by serving meals that are high quality, nutritious, enjoyable, well-balanced and affordable to all students and staff by providing current nutrition information available to students, parents, and teachers.
Feeding today’s youth has never been more challenging. The Wilkes County Public Schools Nutrition Department has met the challenge by offering a wide assortment of food choices that meet the U.S.D.A. Dietary Guidelines for Healthy Americans. As a district, we feed over 86% of our students lunch and over 42% of the students eat breakfast at school. This is one of the highest averages in the state. Breakfast, long recognized as the most important meal of the day, is offered in all of our schools.
The Wilkes County Nutrition Program provides nutritious meals for students which meet the American Dietary Guidelines and the Recommended Daily Allowance (RDA) for calories, protein, vitamins A and C, iron, and calcium for the various age groups (Pre-K through grade 12).
For more information about School Nutrition Standards please click here.
“USDA is an equal opportunity provider.”
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 communications for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, America 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:
- Mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410
- Fax: (202) 690-7442; or
- Email: program,firstname.lastname@example.org.
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.
March is National Nutrition Month®
This year’s theme is “Put your Best Fork Forward.” Families are encouraged to make small, healthy shifts in food choices when cooking at home. Making healthy food choices, one fork at a time, can prevent diseases before they occur. Here are nutritious foods that everyone can eat more of:
• Vegetables, including dark green, red, and orange veggies, beans, and peas
• Fruits, especially whole fruits
• Whole grains
• Fat-free or low-fat dairy, including milk, yogurt, and cheese
• Protein foods including eggs, lean meats, poultry, nuts, and seafood
• Healthy oils like olive or avocado