A focus on scratch-made fare and efforts to up students’ breakfast participation have earned Prince William County Public Schools the distinction of being named the 2019 Foodservice Operation of the Year by FoodService Director (FSD) magazine.
The 101-school district located in Manassas, Va., was declared the award recipient Monday as part of FSD’s annual MenuDirections conference, held this year in Nashville. Prince William County Public Schools was selected from a group of 12 operations, each of which had been named a Foodservice Operation of the Month in 2019.
“The idea behind everything we do is [that] your food and environment affects how you come to the day to learn,” Adam Russo, director of the district’s Office of School Food and Nutrition Services, told FSD last year. “If we can meet [students] where they are, breakfast becomes part of their routine and they’re set up for success the rest of the day.”
The 11 other nominees for Foodservice Operation of the Year were: Kirkwood by the River, Purdue University, Banner University Medical Center, Lee Public Schools, Bridgestone Arena, Princeton University, Hennepin Healthcare, Tahoe Truckee Unified School District, CARTI Cancer Center, Martin County School District and University of North Texas.
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