Effective July 1, 2014, USDA implemented practical, science-based nutrition standards for snack foods and
beverages sold to children at school during the school day. The standards, required by the Healthy, Hunger-Free
Kids Act of 2010, will allow schools to offer healthier snack foods to children, while limiting junk food.
Our mission is to
provide menu choices that are driven by the needs of our
customers, while also being nutritionally sound. To function as a team dedicated to customer service,
nutrition education and wellness, while providing
high quality meals, which are also affordable and
satisfying. We are committed to evaluating and
adhering to the highest standards of nutritional care
and service to our community.
||Click the image (to the left)
to read all about the
ChooseMyPlate nutrition education series. Take
action on the Dietary Guidelines by making changes in
these three areas. Choose steps that work for your and
start today. Click here for
10 Tips to
balance your calories, to choose foods to eat more
often, and to cut back on foods to eat less often.
Enjoy your food, but eat less.
Foods to Increase
• Make half your plate fruits and
• Make at least half your
grains whole grains.
• Switch to fat-free
or low-fat (1%) milk.
Foods to Reduce
• Compare sodium in foods like soup,
bread, and frozen meals and choose the foods with
• Drink water instead of
Feeding today's youth
has never been more challenging. The Clayton County Public
Schools Nutrition Department has met the challenge by offering a
wide assortment of food choices that meet the U.S.D.A. Dietary
Guidelines for Healthy Americans. As a district, we feed lunch
to over 84% of our students ( 42,000+ ) and over 39% of our students
( 19,700+ ) eat
breakfast at school. This is one of the highest averages in the
state. Breakfast, long recognized as the most important meal of
the day, is now offered in all of our schools.
"This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer."
Click here to
read the entire Non-Discrimination Statement