"Healthy Food for Healthy Minds"
Providing nutritious meals to our students is our commitment to the Peach County community. We recognize that well-nourished children are better equipped to learn. Providing healthy food and nutrition education are the key ingredients in educating students to make choices that will develop into life-long healthy eating habits. We have a commitment to excellence, a devotion, and passion for child nutrition. Our program is an enhancement to the educational programs of the District – HUNGRY CHILDREN CANNOT LEARN. The School Nutrition program is operated under the federally funded National School Lunch Act and the Child Nutrition Act. All federal laws regulating the program are administered by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), through the Georgia Department of Education (GaDOE). The program objectives are to safeguard the health and well-being of students by providing nutritious food in a safe environment at NO COST and to help ensure that participating children gain a full understanding of the relationship between proper eating and good health. We welcome your feedback!
Learning Today - Leading Tomorrow!
Dear Parent or Guardian:
Peach County School Nutrition will continue to participate in the USDA Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) through the National School Lunch Program. CEP permits eligible schools to provide meals to all students at no charge, regardless of economic status. CEP is available to all students enrolled in Peach County Schools. To qualify, a school or district must have 40 percent or more students eligible for free meals based on direct certification. Children are considered directly certified if they live in households that participate in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) or the Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR). In addition, foster, homeless, runaway, and migrant children are included in the directly certified category. Schools will be re-evaluated annually to determine if they continue to meet CEP criteria.
What does this mean for you and your children?
All students are eligible to receive a healthy breakfast and lunch at school at no charge to the household each day of the 2021-2022 school year. No further action is required of you. Your children will be able to participate in this meal program without having to pay a fee or submit a Free and Reduced Meal Application.
Breakfast and lunch is provided at no cost to your children; however, supplemental sale items such as chips, ice cream, drinks, etc. will be available for purchase. These items can be purchased with cash, a check payable to PCSNP (Peach Co School Nutrition Program) or funds on the lunch account. In order to prevent any charges to your child’s account, purchase of supplemental sale items cannot be made if the child does not have cash or money in their meal account.
Finally, please encourage your children to maximize their eating experience by selecting all meal offerings. This will not only give them a more satisfying experience, but also provide them with the opportunity to eat more fruits and vegetables.
If we can be of any further assistance, please contact the School Nutrition Department at (478) 825-5933 or email Phoebe Layson, School Nutrition Director at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for your continued support!
(updated menu below)
Pure Flavor to share fruits of labor with Peach County School Nutrition
Byron Elementary School -
Hunt Elementary School - Carolyn Sammons
Kay Road Elementary School - Mary Paster
Byron Middle School - Kiyondra Marshall (Interim)
Fort Valley Middle School - Barbara Hatchett
Peach County High School - Angie Payne
Adult Meal Prices:
Breakfast: Staff / Visitor - $2.00
Lunch: Staff / Visitor - $4.00
MENUS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE DUE TO PRODUCT AVAILABILITY
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
(3) Email: email@example.com.
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.