School Nutrition

Pam Mock
School Nutrition Program Manager/Supervisor
Phone:  229-758-4145

Public Media Release School Year 2021-2022

NATIONAL SCHOOL LUNCH/SCHOOL BREAKFAST PROGRAMS

The Georgia Department of Education School Nutrition Program announces that Georgia schools may participate in the Seamless Summer Option for the National School Lunch and Breakfast Programs in school year 2022. A school district or a single school may offer meals at no charge to all students. Households are not required to complete meal applications to qualify for meals at no cost. ____________________________________________________________________________

Nondiscrimination Statement: This explains what to do if you believe you have been treated unfairly. 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: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, 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: program.intake@usda.gov

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USDA Nondiscrimination Statement

 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-3207) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, 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: program.intake@usda.gov

 This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

Justice For All

Notice for Language and Disability Assistance for the School Nutrition Program 

If you have difficulty communicating with us or understanding this information because you do not speak English or have  a disability, please let us know. Contact Pam Mock. Free language assistance or other aids and services are available  upon request. 

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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 https://www.ascr.usda.gov/filing-program-discrimination-complaint-usda-customer, 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: program.intake@usda.gov. 

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.


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  • Breakfast: Fat Free White Milk or 1% White Milk
  • Lunch: Packaged Salads; PB&J may also be subbed for entree of the day
  • Lunch: Daily Choice of Fat Free White, 1% White, 1% Chocolate, Fat Free Strawberry Milk
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Nutrition Nuggets

Did You Know?

Swimming builds endurance, strengthens all muscle groups, and is easy on joints and bones.  Encourage your youngster to swim year-round with trips to an in-door community pool.  He might take swim lessons or sign up for a winter league.  Ideas: Join him in the pool and swim together, race against each other, or play tag.

Feeling Good About Sports

Participating in sports can build your youngster up...or drag him down.  Make athletics a positive experience for him with these strategies:

  • Keep games in perspective.  At this age, sports should be about having fun and developing skills.  Ask about his favorite part of practice or the most interesting play in the game, rather than focusing on his performance or the score.
  • Encourage your child to set goals - but make sure the goals are realistic.  He might aim to touch the ball three times during a game or to try a move that he's been working on.
  • Avoid comments about your youngster's size or body.  Concentrate on the friends he is making and the effort he is putting forth ("I love how you tried to get the rebound"). 

Healthy Shopping

When you go to the grocery store, "shop the perimeter" first.  The outside aisles are where you'll usually find fresh produce, healthy dairy products (milk, yogurt, and cheese), and fresh meats, chicken, and fish.  fill your cart mostly with those items, and then get what you need from the middle of the store.

Kangaroo Hop

Try this fitness idea from Down Under.  Have your children hop like kangaroos by jumping with both feet and holding their hands in front of their chests.  They can race each other by hopping from one end of a room (or yard) to the other.  Or they could take turns being the leader and play Follow the Kangaroo.

Snack Attack
"I'm starving!"

When your child bursts through the door after school or activities, she's probably hungry.  Try these tips for healthy snacks that will give her the energy she needs to play and do homework.

Stock the kitchen 
Whatever is in the house is what your youngster will eat - so shop with that in mind.  Get interesting fruits and vegetables in different colors. Buy mango or peach salsa, and let your child dip in veggie sticks (carrot, celery, jicama). Stock popcorn to air pop (rather than getting less healthy microwave popcorn). Then, offer her choices.  She'll have a say in what she eats, but she'll be choosing only from healthy foods.

Have a mini-meal 
Breakfast or lunch foods can make a good snack.  You could serve oatmeal with bananas and cinnamon or tuck scrambled eggs into a pita pocket.  Or try individual pizzas on whole-wheat English muffins.  Top each half with a little tomato sauce, shredded low-fat mozzarella cheese, and vegetables (sliced mushrooms, chopped onions), then bake until the cheese melts.

Build your own
Let your youngster get creative in the kitchen, and she'll be likely to eat the results.  She can make kebabs by threading fruit (grapes, melon chunks) and cheese cubes onto toothpicks.  Put out cookie cutters for her to cut sandwiches into fun shapes.  Or she could spread cream cheese on rice cakes or apple slices and decorate them with raisins or dried cranberries.

Bounce and Spell
Activity Corner

Put an active twist on your child's next spelling test study session.  Get his word list and a tennis ball, then find a space indoors or go outside to play a few rounds of Spelling Bee Bounce.

Stand about 6 - 12 feet from your youngster, say a word from his list, and bounce the ball to him.  As he says each letter, he bounces the ball to you and then you bounce it back to him.  If he gets a letter wrong, say, "Oops, try again!" and he starts the word over.

Get creative in this game.  He could spin around before bouncing the ball, or he could pretend to shoot it to you like a basketball free-throw.

Before you know it, he'll have mastered his entire spelling list - and gotten exercise along the way!

Did You Know?

Research shows that students who skip breakfast have shorter attention spans and don't do as well on tests.  Make sure your youngster gets up in time to have a nutritious breakfast either at home or at school.  Tip: If she's having trouble waking up early enough, move her bedtime back.

Find the right milk

Milk alternatives, such as soy, almond, rice, and coconut milk, are widely available today.  That's good news for youngsters who can't have dairy.  When choosing non-dairy milk, look for unsweetened varieties that are fortified with calcium and vitamin D.

Kid favorites: Baked, not fried
In The Kitchen

Chicken nuggets and french fries are popular with children-and they can be nutritious if they're not actually fried.  Rethink these favorites with the following healthy twists.

Chicken nuggets - cut 1/2 lb. boneless, skinless chicken breasts into bite-sized pieces, and brush lightly with olive oil.  In a bowl, mix 1/2 cup whole-wheat bread crumbs, 2 tbsp. grated Parmesan cheese, and 1 tsp. Italian seasoning.  Roll chicken in mixture to coat.  Cook on a lightly greased baking sheet at 425 degrees for 12-15 minutes, flipping halfway through, until chicken is fully cooked.

French fries - Cut 3 medium russet potatoes into strips.  Lightly coat two baking sheets with cooking spray.  In a bowl, combine potatoes with 2 tbsp. olive oil, 1 tsp. chili powder (optional), 1/2 tsp. salt, and 1/4 tsp. pepper.  Arrange on baking sheets, and place in a 400 degree oven for 30 minutes (turning over after 15 minutes) or until crispy.  Spread fries on a paper towel-lined plate to soak up excess oil.

Wake Up, Warm Up

Start your day with physical activity and help your sleepyhead wake up!  Ask your youngster to create an active morning routine.  for example, she might do 10 shoulder shrugs, 10 big arm circles, 6 lunges, and 5 toe touches before getting dressed.  In the kitchen, she could do 10 jumping jacks and run in place for 1 minute before breakfast.

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Junior Chef

Get your child excited about helping in the kitchen by letting her dress the part.  Find a large white button-down shirt she can wear like a chef's outfit.  Have her write her name on a mailing label "Chef _____" and stick it on.  Hand her a colorful spatula, and enjoy cooking togethe