The Clarke County School Nutrition Program is a partner in education, contributing to the academic success of students by encouraging a lifetime of healthy eating through our breakfast & lunch meal programs. Our meals utilize a variety of locally-grown produce and foods. Last year, we spent approximately $308,865.00 on items that were grown and/or processed and shipped within Georgia. We strive to incorporate these items into delicious and nutritious menu items, which are prepared and served by caring, dedicated professional staff in a friendly environment. All of our school facilities provide meal service that meets the USDA dietary guidelines.
Thank you for sharing your students with us each and every day. We love serving our Clarke County superstars!
World Kindness Day - Tuesday, November 13th
Did you know that November 13th is World Kindness Day? In honor of this day, we are serving Johnny Popsicles to our elementary and middle school students. These popsicles are not only delicious and nutritious since they are made from real fruit, but also, each stick has a kindness message printed on it. Encourage your student to try one with lunch, then let you know what kindess message they received! We love it when our food takes on a whole new level of meaning!
Thanksgiving Break - Monday, November 19th - Friday, November 23rd
Have a wonderful week celebrating Thanksgiving with your family and friends. We are thankful for each one of you, and we can't wait to see your smiling faces on Monday, November 26th!!
Try Day Friday - Friday, November 30th!
Participating elementary schools will serve samples of delicious and nutritious delicata squash that will be lightly seasoned and roasted. Delicata squash is a winter squash making it (along with other winter squashes) an excellent addition to your families meals during these cold winter months. Be sure to grab your sample on November 30th!
Golden Radish Award Ceremony - Monday, October 22nd
Paula Farmer, Director of School Nutrition, represented the Clarke County School District and accepted their Golden Radish Award at the Platinum level. The Golden Radish Award publicly recognizes Georgia school districts for best practices in farm to school programs, such as local food procurement, exposing students to new foods through taste tests, and incorporating gardening and cooking activities in curriculum. CCSD was one of 84 school districts recognized at the awards. Collectively, these districts served more than 1.3 million students a whopping 109 million school meals with locally-grown food items during the 2017-2018 school year.
Clarke County School District was also presented the inaugural "Innovative Community Partnership" award by Department of Public Health. This award recognized the district for their extensive partnership and programs with local restaurants, Americorps, UGA "Grow It, Know It" and UGA Extension, local farmers, the local food banky and beyond.
Civil Rights 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, religious creed, disability, age, political beliefs, 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: How to File a Complaint, 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: email@example.com.
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.
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: Dr. Anna Morgan, ADA Coordinator, at 706.546.7721. Free language assistance or other aids and services are available upon request.