Thank you for visiting the Sumter County School Nutrition Program Website.
The Sumter County School Nutrition Program includes a team of Administrators, Managers, and Staff who strive to prepare and serve healthy, quality meals to our students.
Benefits to Children
The National School Food and Nutrition Program is to provide a nutritious breakfast and lunch to children. The program supplies free or reduced priced breakfasts, lunches, afterschool snacks, and other federal grant program meals to economically deprived children. It meets at least two-thirds the recommended daily dietary allowances, helps develop sound food habits, and is a most extensive program in applied nutrition. It helps build alert, healthy citizens and teaches the social graces.
The School Food and Nutrition Program is operated in accordance with the regulations of the School Breakfast Program and the National School Lunch Act and the regulations of United States Department of Agriculture.
The source of funding for the School Food and Nutrition Program include sales income, federal aid from various sources, State of Georgia, and USDA donated food.
We are held accountable to the Sumter County Schools Superintendent Dr. Torrance Choates.
The mission of the Sumter County School Nutrition Program is to be an integral part of the education process of Sumter County Schools by providing students with nutritious meals and nutrition education experiences that promote healthy children who are ready to learn.
Goals and Objectives
Provide attractive, nutritious, well-balanced meals to every child and staff member in the Sumter County School System following the USDA requirements .
Provide use of the school cafeteria and kitchen as an educational laboratory by making use as a learning tool.
Involve students in menu planning and other appropriate school nutrition activities.
Provide a nutrient analysis of each meal served and each item offered.
Provide nutrition education materials for classroom teachers to use in the classroom.
Positively promote the School Nutrition Program to school and community.
Prepare and serve breakfast, lunch and snack meals to as many school children as possible. (Healthy Children Ready To Learn)
Provide fruit and vegetable snacks according to the grant program requirements to elementary school students at least three times a week.
Operate a summer nutrition program to service students in a summer school academic program at the schools and to the community.
"This Institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer."