School Nutrition

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Emergency Meal Service Plan

  • We will provide meals in two ways, starting on Tues. March 17th:

    Option #1: Curbside Meal Service

    • Locations: Hilsman Middle School (870 Gaines School Road, Athens, GA 30605) & Oglethorpe Avenue Elementary School (1150 Oglethorpe Avenue, Athens, GA 30606)
    • Meal Service Pick Up Time: 8:00am-12:00pm
    • Meals Available: 1 breakfast & 1 lunch/child
    • Requirements: 
      • Child(ren) must be present.
      • The entire meal must be taken--choices are not available.
      • ALWAYS wash hands BEFORE eating anything!

    Option #2: Bus Route Meal Delivery

    • Bus Stop Locations: To be shared soon
    • Meal Service Pick Up Time: Meal service times for each bus route to be shared soon
    • Meals Available: 1 breakfast & 1 lunch/child
    • Requirements:
      • Child(ren) must be present.
      • The entire meal must be taken--choices are not available.
      • Students need to line up when the Clarke County bus arrives, so that meals can be handed out quickly.
      • Please be patient.  A line may develop, but everyone will get their meals.
      • ALWAYS wash hands BEFORE eating anything!

    The school closure menu is posted on our "Menus & Pricing" page.  The menu is subject to change due to inventory at operating sites.


  • 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 $578,100.16 on items that were grown and/or processed and shipped within Georgia.  We increased our Georgia Grown purchases by 87% when compared to SY2018, and we continue to work towards meeting Georgia Department of Agriculture's Vision 2020 goal.  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!


  • Administrative Review: January 2020

    During the week of January 13th, a team of GaDOE SNP and USDA officials conducted a review of our School Nutrition Program to assess whether or not our schools were operating within all the regulations and guidelines set forth by USDA and the state of Georgia.  The following four schools were observed: Clarke Middle, Burney Harris Lyons, Cleveland Road, and Winterville.  All sites did a fantastic job showcasing the amazing and hard work we do daily to ensure that our students receive not only delicious but also nutritious school meals.

    The complete results of this Administrative Review can be accessed on the Georgia Department of Education's website.   You can also follow this link: Clarke AR Findings

    To review commendations from this Adminstrative Review, click here: Clarke AR Commendations

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  • Harvest of the Month: March

    March is ALL about celebrating GA Grown ROOT VEGETABLES!  This month, our carrots will come from farms located all over the state of Georgia.  And, we hope to sneak in some fun samplings of locally-grown beets and radishes!  


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  • Try Day Friday - Friday, March 20th! 

    Participating elementary schools will serve samples of delicious and nutritious rainbow carrots! Did you know that carrots not only come in all sorts of shape and sizes but also different colors?  Each color provides a different yet amazing health benefit!  We will have red, white, and purple carrots on Friday, March 20th, so be sure to grab some at lunch.


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  • Golden Radish Award Ceremony - Tuesday, September 17th

    Paula Farmer, Executive Director of School Nutrition, represented the Clarke County School District and accepted their Golden Radish Award at the Gold 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 90 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 2018-2019 school year. 

      Golden Radish 2019 Award Winners  


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, 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:, 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:

    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.