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 School Nutrition


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Letter to School Nutrition Professionals from USDA Deputy Under Secretary, Dr. Janey Thornton

GaDOE School Nutrition Program Mission: 

The mission of the School Nutrition Program is to provide leadership, training and technical assistance, and resources so that local program personnel may deliver quality meals and education that contribute to the nutritional well-being of Georgians and their performance at work and school.

Community Eligibility Provision

The Community Eligibility Provision is a 4four-year reimbursement
option for eligible, high poverty, local education agencies and schools. Under this provision, a local educational agency may participate for all schools in the local educational agency or only for some schools. Participating local educational agencies must offer free breakfast and lunches for four successive years to all children attending participating schools and receive meal reimbursement based on claiming percentages. More Information and Resources

School Nutrition Media Center

  • Delivers the latest news, trends, events, and data that impacts school nutrition in Georgia.
  • Provides information pertaining to leadership, training, technical assistance, and resources for local school nutrition programs.
 

Frequently Asked Questions


School Nutrition Units

Administration Unit

Administration (ADM) provides operational support to the state and local school nutrition programs in Georgia.  This includes the administration and disbursement of important school nutrition documentation, contacts, and associations. Learn More..

Food and Nutrition Business Support Unit

Food and Nutrition Business Support Unit (FNBSU) provides training, guidance, technical assistance, and resources for local school nutrition programs. Within this unit, are key areas including: Communications, Food Distribution, Food Safety and Security, Nutrition and Wellness, and Professional Learning/Training. Learn More..

Finance and Budget Unit

Finance and Budget Unit (FBU) serves as a point of reference for the School Nutrition Online (SNO) Application, Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program, and financial management. Learn More..

Review and Technical Assistance Unit

Review and Technical Assistance Unit (RTAU) is responsible for the regulation and compliance of USDA's Code of Federal Regulations as it pertains to the National School Lunch Program, School Breakfast Program, After-school Snack Program, Seamless Summer Option, and Special Provision.  RTAU is responsible for certification approval, training in regulatory areas, and monitoring. Learn More..

 

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 Contact Information

 
Nancy Rice
Director School Nutrition
Email: nrice@doe.k12.ga.us​
 
 

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