The Food and Nutrition staff provides overall supervisory support, menu planning, food purchasing, inventory control, fiscal services and training for the department. Please feel free to contact us with feedback, questions, or problems with any of our sites or programs.
Food and Nutrition Services
HCS "Healthy Meals" Winner - Hampton City Schools won First Place in the Virginia School Boards Association's (VSBA) "Hunger and Healthy Meals 2012 Competition"! The division received VSBA's highest honor - "Food For Thought Leaders" - in the area of Healthy School Meals. Kudos to Julia Bryant, HCS Director of Food and Nutrition Services, for submitting the division's "Let's Grow Healthy" program, which proved to be the #1 winner in the Student Population 10,001 category! In recognition of this honor, in August Dr. Bryant was invited to Washington, D.C. to meet with the White House Chef!
Hampton City Schools Food & Nutrition Services stands behind the philosophy of continuous improvement of the nutritional integrity of our daily menus. In conjunction with the New Dietary Guidelines for Americans, all grains are made with whole grains, fresh fruit and vegetables are offered with each meal. We have lowered the saturated fat and sodium content of our offerings. A vegetarian choice and salads are offered every day. Our school Lunches provide 1/3 of the dietary reference intakes (DRI). Along with a healthy diet, all customers are encouraged to increase the amount of daily activity. With small changes, a pattern of lifelong healthy habits can be achieved.
Our menus were planned with the help of our menu planning committee consisting of school managers, parents, and two chefs from the Culinary Institute of Virginia: Chef Jonathan Highfield and Chef Wade O’Neill with final approval given by our Registered Dietician on staff, Dr. Julia Bryant.
Mission To provide nutritious school meals and encourage healthy choices to fuel successful learning.
Vision To be the leading authority in child nutrition.
Values Outstanding customer service
Facts Hampton City Schools' Food and Nutrition Services participates in the National School Lunch Program, the School Breakfast Program, and the Afterschool Snack Program. Breakfast is served in all Hampton City Schools. John B. Cary Elementary School and Jane H. Bryan Elementary School participate in the Fresh Fruits and Vegetable Program.
The majority of our schools are designated as Team Nutrition Schools. As a result of student feedback, all four high schools operate Subway franchises as part of the department’s commitment to continuous improvement and customer service.
Six schools participate in the USDA Fresh Fruit & Vegetable Program: Aberdeen Elementary, Bassette Elementary, Jane H. Bryan Elementary, John B. Cary Elementary, Tarrant Elementary, and Tyler Elementary.
Food and Nutrition Services:
Is self-supporting. Operating funds come from the sale of school meals, federal reimbursements, and state matching funds for those meals
10.5 million dollar operating budget
Has 300+ employees
Served 2.5 million school lunches, 900,000 school breakfasts, and 115,000 afterschool snacks last year
Has 33 production kitchens and four satellite sites
Operates a computerized point of sale system which accurately tracks meal sales, student eligibility, and prepayment options. A back of the house system that fosters fiscal integrity and responsibility.
Operates MyPaymentsPlus.com, an online pre-payment system that allows parents to have access to their student’s account, and to prepay online. For questions or problems, contact Robert Ellis, (757) 727-2356
The role of the Food Service Assistant is a vital one. Preparing and serving food allows the customer enjoy a tasty, high quality, nutritious meals at an affordable cost. By serving school meals in a positive, cheerful manner our food service assistants are an integral part of the educational environment of Hampton City Schools. They provide essential nutrition education to allow our student to make healthy choices every day.
Great reasons for joining the staff of the Hampton City Schools Food & Nutrition Services:
1. Great hours
2. Learn new skills
3. Opportunities for advancement
4. Supportive, friendly work environment
5. School schedule (off summer and most holidays)*
6. Benefits for full-time employees
7. Employee training and in-services throughout the school year.
Food & Nutrition Substitutes
Currently, positions are available for substitute employees. Substitutes perform varied duties involved in the preparation and serving of food and in the cleaning of the kitchen equipment and facilities. Substitutes are part of the team and every duty performed is essential in reaching our goal of providing tasty high-quality, nutritious school meals. Substitutes are included in employee orientation, training and in-services offered during the year. Substitute positions pay is minimum wage.
Occasionally part and full time positions are available. These are posted on the Hampton City Schools Human Resources website.
HOW TO APPLY?
Applications are accepted at the Human Resources Dept, 3rd Floor, at 1 Franklin Street Hampton, VA. The building is located in downtown Hampton. You must bring the following:
1. A driver's license or other state-recognized photo ID and social security card.
2. Previous employment information
3. Three letters of reference