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Garden and fruit bars bring “Food for Thought”  award for Prince William Schools

Self-serve garden and fruit bars became a fixture in elementary school cafeterias in 2016-17. That pioneering, innovative approach brought PWCS the top award in the Healthy School Meals category in the 2017 VSBA Food for Thought competition.

Manassas City Schools to participate in USDA Summer Food Service Program

Manassas City Public Schools is participating in the Summer Food Service Program July 24-Aug. 11. Breakfast (8:30-9 a.m.) and lunch (noon-12:45 p.m.) will be provided to all children without charge and will be the same for all children regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability, and there will be no discrimination in the course of the meal service. Participating schools, addresses and meal times stated below.

New food services director for PWC schools begins July 3

Adam Russo, formerly director of food services for Hanover County Public Schools, has been appointed director of School Food and Nutrition Services effective July 3, 2017. Russo replaces Serena Suthers who is retiring after decades of service. Other administrative appointments are noted.

New tax credit available to Virginia farmers to help reduce food waste

Virginia farmers have an incentive to donate excess product to nonprofit food banks due to the Food Crop Donation Tax Credit. Approved by the Virginia General Assembly during the 2016 Session, farmers who donate edible food crops to a nonprofit food bank can receive up to a 30 percent tax credit for their donation.

Flavored milk may go back on school lunch menus

U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue is working to bring back 1 percent flavored milk to the National School Lunch and School Breakfast program, according to a news release from Va. Farm Bureau Federation.

PWC Schools annual food show March 9 at new location with two seatings

On March 9 there's an opportunity to weigh in on new entrées, side dishes, and other food products and recipes children may be offered for breakfast and lunch at Prince William County Schools in the 2017-18 school year.

Carmello’s Restaurant in Old Town Manassas marks 30 years Feb. 6

Carmello’s Restaurant, 9108 Center Street, in Historic Manassas, Va. is turning 30 on Feb. 6, 2017. In celebration, it will offer 30 percent off all food from Feb. 6-12, according to a news release.

Jan. 18 info sessions at Patriot High School on specialty programs

Patriot High School in Nokesville will hold an information session on all its specialty programs on Wednesday, January 18 at 7 p.m. Patriot offers a two-year program in Building Trades and a two-year program in Culinary Arts, among other programs.

PWC 100 forum Jan. 19: Is PWC prepared for an “active shooter?”

An Active Shooter is an individual actively engaged in killing or attempting to kill people. In a confined and populated area, active shooter situations are unpredictable and evolve quickly. Often within 10 to 15 minutes, sometimes before law enforcement arrives on the scene, individuals and institutions must be prepared to deal with an active shooter situation. Committee of 100 is sponsoring a panel discussion Jan. 19.

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