Child Nutrition

Welcome to Child Nutrition and Wellness for Ohio County Schools!

Our department has over forty-five employees who work diligently to ensure the children in our schools are fed nutritious meals each day. USDA guidelines for the School Breakfast Program and for the National School Lunch Program are followed and promote healthy food choices for students and staff.

Please contact the Child Nutrition Office with any questions:

Renee Griffin, M.S., R.D., L.D., Director 304-243-0477

Lisa Murphy, Child Nutrition Secretary 304-243-0486

Child Nutrition Press Release August 2021

Civil Rights Information

Nutrislice - Online Access

Accessing our menus, nutrition and allergy information, along with ingredient lists for our menu items is now easier then ever.  You can access our menus online or on your smartphone by navigating to https://ocs.nutrislice.com/ or by downloading the Nutrislice app for your smartphone.

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Menus and Prices

Purchasing Milk

Every student may receive ONE free breakfast meal and ONE free lunch meal per day, which both include the availability of milk choices. If a student brings a packed lunch from home and wishes to purchase a milk, it is available for 40 cents per half pint. NO charging of milk sales to any account is allowed. All milk sales must be paid for at the time of purchase.

Adult and Visitor Meals

Adult/Visitor Breakfast Price: $4.00
Adult Visitor Lunch Price: $5.00
Cash or Charge for school staff
Cash only for visitors

Billing

Special Dietary Needs

Monthly Nutrition Newsletter

C.E.P. - Community Eligibility Provision

Ohio County Schools continue to take part in the Community Eligibility Program of USDA offering free meals to all of our students! This program allows each student to receive one free breakfast and one free lunch daily when in school or during out of seat learning. There is no need to complete Free/Reduced meal applications to receive the free meals for the school year.

2021- 2022 Ohio County Schools CEP Data

Curbside Pick Up of 5 Day Meal Packs

Parents or guardians of children in Ohio County ages 2-18, not taking part of in person learning, have the opportunity to order and pick up meal packs on Wednesdays free of charge. These meal packs are available for pick up between 11:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. each Wednesday at Bridge Street Middle School and must be pre-ordered weekly. The Nutrislice App or website is the only way to pre-order these 5 Day Meal Packs. An account must be created on the Nutrislice App or website using the student's WVEIS number, or student I.D. number. The 5 Day Meal Packs will be available starting on Wednesday, September 1, 2021 and continue weekly throughout the school year. During some weeks the day of the week for distribution may change based on the school calendar or other circumstances.

Click here for detailed instructions on ordering the meal packs.

Farm to School

Info coming soon

A Pediatrician's Perspective on School Meals:

  1. School Breakfast Matters (pdf)

  2. School Meals are Healthy Meals (pdf)

  3. School Nutrition and the Whole Child Approach to Education (pdf)

  4. Video and Presentation from Dr. Murray

School Nutrition Standards

WVDE Child Nutrition homepage:  https://wvde.us/child-nutrition/

West Virginia Department of Education Standards for School Nutrition Policy

Foods sold, served or distributed outside of the school cafeteria must meet the nutrient requirements for West Virginia schools. This includes foods sold in vending machines and school stores, served during classroom parties, and provided by parents for snacks. The West Virginia Board of Education enacted rules for these "other foods" for three reasons:

  • Snacks can help your child's meet their nutrition needs instead of adding unnecessary (and unhealthy) fat, sugar and salt;

  • Food safety concerns; and

  • Allergies and/or special diets required by some children. Yogurt, plain fresh fruit or plain fresh vegetables, 100% fruit juice or water can be provided without needing to check calories or other nutrition information. To determine if a pre-packaged food item meets the nutrition criteria, please click the link to the Nutrition Calculator.

Link to the Nutrition Calculator:  https://foodplanner.healthiergeneration.org/calculator/

WV Feed to Achieve Act - All schools in WV are required to provide students the opportunity for a breakfast meal and for a lunch meal as part of the scheduled school day. Many of our schools are utilizing alternative breakfast strategies to meet this guidance, including 2nd Chance Breakfast, Breakfast After the Bell, and Grab n' Go Breakfast.

Wellness Information

Click here for more OCS Wellness Information.

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