All schools participating in the National School Lunch and Breakfast programs must meet strict nutrition guidelines to ensure proper portion sizes and food groups served to students. While Rockland school food service programs generally meet those requirements, doing so poses many challenges particularly in getting students to eat the healthier food options available such as fruit and vegetables.
The Rockland County School Food Service Directors Cooperative was formed in 2008 to bring school food service professionals together for peer support, problem solving and for learning about related resources. Led by the Rockland County Department of Health school health coordinator, the food service directors meet three times per year. For more information, contact the school health coordinator.