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Georgia School Nutrition

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Georgia Tray of the Week is Back!

The Georgia Department of Education School Nutrition Division is delighted to launch our second year of school meal tray competition! The overwhelming success from our inaugural season was fantastic, reaching over 500,000 viewers during the campaign. This year we will once again highlight this week's winning tray right here on our home page (see photo on right). A running list of previous week's winners (and last year's archive) are housed here.

Free and Reduced Meal Applications

​​​For the school year 2022-2023, school districts are requesting all families to complete and submit a Free and Reduced Meal Application to be considered for school meal benefits. For information about your school district, please contact your local School Nutrition Program.​​​​​​​ 
CLICK HERE to download this poster

Want to understand how the Free & Reduced Application benefits all children in the State of Georgia? Listen to the FuelCast Episode below with Dr. Linette Dodson and ​​Dr. Ken Banter, Georgia Department of Education Senior Title I Program Manager.​
A Back to School Welcome from Dr. Linette Dodson​​

​​​​​Win-Win with Great Promise Partnership

​Great Promise Partnership (GPP) is an initiative of the Georgia Department of Education (GaDOE) in the Career, Technical, and Agricultural Education Department (CTAE). GPP is the work-based learning placement for students in danger of not graduating, providing an educational opportunity that allows students to receive on-the-job training and life skills. Not only will this program help these students gain transferable skills while earning a much-needed paycheck, but it will also help with developing a workforce pipeline for your school nutrition program. ​Click here to read a letter from Dr. Dodson and detail about GPP.

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Our Vision:​​

Be the authority and resource for Georgia school nutrition programs so every child in school has healthy school meal choices every day.

Our Mission:

School Nutrition is a valuable partner in education, pledging to provide coordinated support for outstanding student achievement through our commitment to excellent service in each of these core areas: Quality Meals, Student and Community Engagement, and Professional Development. ​