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 school meals. Nutritious breakfast and lunch are offered in all schools. 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 $10.00 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 $10.01 or more; 

        Request of refunds by mail of any amount; 

        Refunds of any amount between June 1st - August 31st;  

        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:  (301.637.4512) New Sign(1) 

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

Meal Prices 2016-2017: New Sign(1)
Still the Best Buy in Town!

Student Breakfast: $1.60  

 Elementary Lunch: $2.75

Secondary Lunch: $3.00

 Milk: $0.55

 Adult Breakfast: $2.75

 Adult Lunch: $4.50

  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.  
   Managers 1   
   FSW 1  
   FSW 2  

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

(3) Email:

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

The Maryland State Department of Education does not discriminate on the basis of age, ancestry/national origin, color, disability, gender identity/expression, marital status, race, religion, sex. or sexual orientation in matters affecting employment or in providing access to programs and activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. For inquiries related to Department policy, please contact:

Equity Assurance and Compliance Office
Office of the Deputy State Superintendent for Finance and Administration
Maryland State Department of Education
200 W. Baltimore Street - 6th Floor
Baltimore, Maryland 21201-2595
410-767-0426 - voice
410-767-0431 - fax
410-333-6442 - TTY/TDD

USDA website for Civil Rights info:

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

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

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