Friday, February 27, 2015 - Code Orange - Prince George's County Public Schools (PGCPS) – Schools and offices will open with a two hour delay. EMERGENCY PERSONNEL must report to work on time and are not eligible for liberal leave. (Las escuelas comenzarån dos horas después del horario normal.)

  • There will be NO work-study transportation. (Those students should NOT report to school.)

  • There will be no half-day Early Childhood Center (ECC), half-day Special Education Programs, or half-day PreK.

  • Any other school program requiring transportation prior to 12 noon will NOT have transportation, including Howard B. Owens Science Center

  • All field trips will be cancelled.

  • Food Services will offer breakfast.


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13300 Old Marlboro Pike, Room 8
Upper Marlboro, MD 20772

Phone: (301) 952-6580
Fax: (301) 952-6714

Food and Nutrition Services
Last modified: 2/25/2015 3:00:16 PM
Eat Smart Play Hard!


Joan A. Shorter
  Director of  Food and Nutrition Services
Prince George's County Public Schools Food and Nutrition Services is leading the country in the nutritional quality, content, and integrity of our school meals. You can rest assured a healthy school meal is available for your child.
chef Food and Nutrition Services offers a wide variety of popular foods. We strive, through careful selection and preparation, to make children's favorite foods nutritionally sound. From "Smart Pizza" to "Carrot Sticks" you can be assured we have considered our customers likes and dislikes and have purchased the most healthful foods available. Encourage your child to EXERCISE DAILY and eat a wide variety of foods in moderation for optimum health!  
Maryland Nutrition Standards for All Foods Sold in School New Sign(1)  
  The "Smart Snacks" nutrition standards are required to be implemented on July 1, 2014. The nutrition standards apply to all snack foods and beverages sold to students at school during the school day. This rule applies to any food and beverage item sold apart from the federal meal programs. Click on the link above for more information.  
  Pick up an application at any school near you. Call your child's school and ask them to send an application home with your child. Also, you may call: (301) 952-6517 and have an application mailed to your home.  

EFFECTIVE 8 SEPTEMBER 2014, Food & Nutrition Services will accept cashier's checks along with cash and money orders. Personal Checks and Certified Checks are no longer accepted as a form of payment.  

  Pre-Pay For Meals On Line   New Sign(1)    
  MySchoolBucks, owned and operated by Heartland Payment Systems, is an online payment service that provides parents the ability to securely pay for meals, monitor student cafeteria purchases, make tuition payments for Before and After School Extended Learning programs, and receive email notifications for low account balances. With MySchoolBucks, payments can be made 24/7 using a Visa, MasterCard, Discover, credit or debit card, and mobile app.  
  Refunds, Transfers and Donations:   New Sign(1)  
  Please complete FNS Cafeteria Refund Request Form for:
  • Refunds of $20.00 or less;    
  • Disbursed at school's cafeteria between September 1st - May 31st

Please complete Food Nutrition Services Mailed Refund Transfer Request Form for:

  • Refunds of $20.01 or more;
  • Request of refunds by mail of any amount;
  • Refunds of any amount between June 1st - August 31:
  • Balance Transfers from one student's account to another;
  • Donations to Principal's Lunch Loan Account  

Completed FNS Mailed Refund Transfer Donation Request Form may be returned via:

Fax:  (301.780.5828) New Sign(1) 

Scan and Email:  


Food & Nutrition Services Accounting Office - Refunds   
13300 Old Marlboro Pike T-1
Upper Marlboro, MD  20772

Meal Prices 2014-2015:
Still the Best Buy in Town!

Student Breakfast: $1.50  

 Elementary Lunch: $2.60

Secondary Lunch: $2.85

 Milk: $0.55

 Adult Breakfast: $2.50

 Adult Lunch: $4.25

  Employment Opportunities  
  Food and Nutrition Services is currently hiring Food Service Substitutes. To apply online, Click Here  
 Our Staff     
  Caring, trained, thoughtful, and dedicated, are just a few words that describe today's child nutrition professional.  
  School Food Service   
  School Lunch Program