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  •  Our Mission And VisionGirl with Vegetables

    School meals have changed! They are balanced, healthy, and meet federal nutrition guidelines. Research has shown that students who eat school meals perform their best academically. They have better grades in standardized test scores and show improvements in math and reading.


    Students are offered tasty and appealing foods that limit fat and contain age-appropriate portion sizes. Choices include:

    • Fresh fruits and vegetables
    • Whole grains
    • Salads made with romaine and /or spinach
    • Baked items rather than fried
    • Healthy cooking/preparation techniques
    • Low-fat cheese
    • Fat free or low-fat milk

    School meals are safe! School nutrition professionals have rigorous training in food safety. Our kitchens are subject to two health inspections annually conducted by the local health department and considered the safest of commercial and institutional food service establishments.


    The School Board of Marion County Food and Nutrition Service Department is committed to the nutrition and education of our students. Our mission is to provide nutritious meals that help boost student performance in the classroom. Parents and school nutrition professionals share the same vision to create healthy eating habits for life!


                Join us for the Summer Food Service Program

    Marion County is providing free meals to anyone 18 and under during the summer, when school is out of session.  We are excited to offer locations throughout the County.  Please click on the Summer BreakSpot to find meal service times and operating dates. To find menus, click here: Menus

    Participating Sites:

    Belleview High
    Belleview Middle
    Belleview-Santos Elementary
    College Park Elementary
    Dunnellon Elementary
    Dunnellon High
    Dunnellon Middle
    Emerald Shores Elementary
    Forest High
    Ft King Middle
    Ft McCoy
    Harbour View Elementary
    Horizon Academy at Marion Oaks
    Howard Middle
    Lake Weir High
    Lake Weir Middle
    Legacy Elementary
    Liberty Middle
    Maplewood Elementary
    Marion Charter
    Marion Oaks Elementary
    Marion Technical Institute
    North Marion High
    North Marion Middle
    Oakcrest Elementary
    Osceola Middle
    Reddick- Collier Elementary
    South Ocala Elementary
    Sparr Elementary
    Sunrise Elementary
    Vanguard High
    Ward-Highlands Elementary
    West Port High
    Blessed Trinity Catholic Church
    Boys & Girls Clubs: Dunnellon, Marion & Silver Spring Shores
    Central Christian Church
    Marion Oaks
    E.D. Croskey Recreation Center
    Frank Deluca YMCA
    Greater New Hope Church
    Lillian Bryant Center
    Ocala Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

    For more information, contact the district’s Food and Nutrition Services office at 352.671.4190.


    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:, 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 email:






         This institution is an equal opportunity provider.