Douglas County School Nutrition Program: No Cost Meals

The Douglas County School Nutrition Program

 

The Douglas County School Nutrition Program announced details for their 2017 Summer Meal Program. The program, which began in 2007, provides nutritious meals to children who may not otherwise have access to such meals. School Nutrition serves summer meals at designated locations throughout the county.

Breakfast includes an entrée, 100% fruit juice and low-fat milk, and lunch includes a choice of an entrée, vegetable, fresh fruit, and low-fat milk. New regulations require that a student must select a fruit or vegetable daily when choosing options for lunch. The Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 requires that the student be served a variety of fresh fruit and vegetables daily. The new meal pattern standards include dark green leafy, red/orange, legume, and starchy vegetables offered throughout the week.

Any child under the age of 18, regardless of income status or enrollment in a summer school program, may eat breakfast and lunch at no cost. Adults are also welcome to eat but will be charged the adult price for breakfast ($1.65) and lunch ($3.50). Exact change is appreciated.

The Seamless Summer Feeding Program is an extension of the National School Lunch Program. The USDA began the summer feeding program to combat childhood hunger. The summer food program provides an opportunity for children to receive a healthy meal when school is not in session.

The dates and times for the 2017 Summer Meal Program are listed below. The menu is posted on the Douglas County School System website. All the meals must be consumed on site.

If you would like more information, please contact Danielle Freeman at 770.651.2300 or visit the School Nutrition Department section of the Douglas County School System website: douglas.k12.ga.us/

Breakfast and Lunch Times at Douglas County Schools

Douglas County High: June 5 – July 14 Monday - Friday 8:10 – 8:30 12:10 – 12:30

Lithia Springs High: June 5 – June 22 Monday - Thursday 8:10 – 8:30 12:10 – 12:30

Arbor Station Elementary: June 5 – June 22 Monday - Thursday 7:30 – 8:00 11:40 – 12:00

Burnett Elementary: June 5 – June 29 Monday - Thursday 7:30 – 8:00 11:40 – 12:00

Beulah Elementary: June 5 – June 29 Monday - Thursday 7:30 – 8:00 11:40 – 12:00

Factory Shoals Elementary: June 5 – June 29 Monday - Thursday 7:30 – 8:00 11:40 – 12:00

Chapel Hill Middle: June 5 – June 22 Monday - Thursday 8:00 – 8:30 12:10 – 12:30

Turner Middle: June 5 – June 22 Monday - Thursday 8:00 – 8:30 12:10 – 12:30
Bill Arp Elementary: June 5 – June 16 Monday - Friday 8:10 – 8:30 11:15 – 11:45

 

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