Food and Nutrition

Welcome to Food and Nutrition Services


 We Feed the Future   

Sarasota District Schools' Food and Nutrition Services has emerged as one of the state's premier School Food Service operations. Each area of the department is devoted to customer service. Our priority is to provide quality food in a comfortable atmosphere with friendly faces and the best possible service. Well trained employees serving attractive and good tasting meals in a pleasant environment is an ongoing priority. Employees are encouraged to recognize customers--the students, staff, parents, and the community as the reason for the program's existence.

A common theme throughout the department is financial responsibility and stability. Fair prices charged to paying students is a must, as a direct correlation exists between price and meal participation. Students eligible to receive free or reduced-price meals are encouraged to fully participate in both breakfast and lunch.

Nutritional integrity of meals and nutrition education are focal points for the department. The types of foods served are consistent with U.S. Dietary Guidelines, and allowance is provided for student preferences and tastes.

Quality...value...dedication to the customer...a commitment to excellence...maintaining our obligations to our customers, our employees, our School Board, and to our community. These are the solid cornerstones on which the future of the Sarasota County Food and Nutrition Services will be built. These are the standards by which we will be judged.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

Nondiscrimination Policy of the FNS Program  

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) prohibits discrimination against its customers, employees, and applicants for employment on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, reprisal and where applicable, political beliefs, marital status, familial or parental status, sexual orientation, or if all or part of an individual’s income is derived from any public assistance program, or protected genetic information in employment or in any program or activity conducted or funded by the Department . (Not all prohibited bases will apply to all programs and/or employment activities.)

If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, found online at, or at any USDA office, or call (866) 632-9992 to request the form. You may also write a letter containing all of the information requested in the form. Send your completed complaint form or letter to us by mail at U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, by fax (202) 690-7442 or email at .

Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing, or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339; or (800) 845-6136 (in Spanish).

USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

Student Nondiscrimination  

Please remember that any complaint of discrimination needs to be taken very seriously and reported. Listed below are the steps to be taken to meet and employee’s responsibility:

  • Complaints may be verbal or written.
  • Record each part of the complaint by gathering as much information as possible. Date the report.
  • Contact your Area Supervisor as soon as possible after receiving a complaint.

For more information, please see School Board of Sarasota County State Equity Laws Policy Against Discrimination for Students Due Process Procedures Student Complaint Procedures Human Resources  

Employee Nondiscrimination  

Follow the bullet points, as outlined in Student Nondiscrimination

For more information, please see School Board of Sarasota County State Equity Laws Policy Against Discrimination for Employees & Applicants Due Process Procedures Employee/Applicant Complaint Procedures Human Resources  





Food and Nutrition Services
Division of Operations

Beverly L. Girard, Director  

Colleen Bennington, Administrative Assistant 

Phone: 941-486-2199
Fax: 941-486-2021
101 Old Venice Road
Osprey, Florida  34229

email us 

Staff Listing

8/1/2016 - Charter Application Deadline 4:30PM

8/4/2016 - Charter Review Committee

8/9/2016 - Charter Review Committee

8/9/2016 - Lamarque EL CHU Night

8/16/2016 - Sarasota Middle Back to School Gr. 8

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