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Our Mission And Vision
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
College Park Elementary
Emerald Shores Elementary
Ft King Middle
Harbour View Elementary
Horizon Academy at Marion Oaks
Lake Weir High
Lake Weir Middle
Marion Oaks Elementary
Marion Technical Institute
North Marion High
North Marion Middle
Reddick- Collier Elementary
South Ocala Elementary
West Port High
Blessed Trinity Catholic Church
Boys & Girls Clubs: Dunnellon, Marion & Silver Spring Shores
Central Christian Church
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.
USDA NON-DISCRIMINATION STATEMENT
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: https://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: (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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.