Food & Nutrition Department
During this past 2011-12 school year, over 1 million breakfasts and nearly 4 million
lunches were served to the students of Harford County. Recently, the local and national
media has spoken of the major overhaul planned for school meals throughout the country.
Many of these requirements have already been implemented in Harford County. The
cafeteria staff in each school will keep ahead of any new regulations for healthy
meals. Extensive audits conducted this past year by state and federal officials
concluded HCPS meals exceeded current USDA nutritional standards. Nearly a half
of million dollars was allocated to the purchase of fresh fruits and vegetables.
We are committed to providing nutritious meals in a pleasant environment.
2009-2013 District of Excellence Award Winner!
The Department of Food & Nutrition Services was awarded the District of
Excellence (DOE) distinction for school nutrition by the School Nutrition
Association on August 9, 2009. This national recognition will remain in place
through June 2013. Nationally, there are only 30 Districts of Excellence and
HCPS remains the only district in Maryland on this
A district of excellence must maintain excellence in four key areas which encompass
to Excellence” program: administration, communications/marketing,
nutrition/nutritional education, and operations, and meet their goals to serve attractive,
nutritious meals in a cost-effective manner. “Keys to Excellence” is the core of
the School Nutrition Associations professional development and training programs.