School Nutrition Program Mission
The mission of the School Nutrition Program is to provide leadership,
training and technical assistance, and resources so that local program
personnel may deliver quality meals and education that contribute to the
nutritional well-being of Georgians and their performance at work and school.
School Nutrition Program Vision
GaDOE leads the nation in improving student achievement including:
integrity of programs reflected by children who are well nourished, ready
to learn and have healthy eating habits
quality food service programs as evidenced by compliance with quality
education that enhances positive behavioral changes for a lifetime
links to the nutrition related needs of the community as a whole
state and national public policy which strengthens programs and recognizes
them as an integral part of the education of students
sound and accountable programs operated consistent with the program
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Georgia School Nutrition Facts
Background information and contacts for additional child nutrition resources and organizations.
- Facts and Figures
Factual information about Georgia's school nutrition participation rates, financial data, and program details.
- Obesity Data
Statistical data, reported by the Center for Disease Control and the Georgia Department of Public Health, that shows Georgia's obesity rates.
- Georgia's HealthierUS Schools
177 Georgia Schools are recipients of the HealthierUS Schools Challenge (HUSSC) Award. An initiative set by the USDA, the HUSSC is a voluntary certification initiative established in 2004 to recognize those schools participating in the National School Lunch Program that have created healthier school environments through promotion of nutrition and physical activity.
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