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 School Nutrition

​GaDOE 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.

Call if you'd like to start your own Summer Feeding program!​​

Seamless Summer Option (with downloadable promotional materials)

Smart Snacks in Schools  

Training Page​ 

Frequently Asked Questions

Community Eligibility Provision 

The Community Eligibility Provision is a four-year reimbursement
option for eligible, high poverty, local education agencies and schools. Under this provision, a local educational agency may participate for all schools in the local educational agency or only for some schools. Participating local educational agencies must offer free breakfast and lunches for four successive years to all children attending participating schools and receive meal reimbursement based on claiming percentages. More Information and Resources 


School Nutrition Units

Administration Unit

Administration (ADM) provides operational support to the state and local school nutrition programs in Georgia.  This includes the administration and disbursement of important school nutrition documentation, contacts, and associations. Learn More.. 

Food Distribution Unit  

Food Distribution Unit (FDU) provides training, guidance, technical assistance, and resources for the procurement, ordering, and distribution of USDA Foods.  Learn More.. 

Finance and Budget Unit  

Finance and Budget Unit (FBU) serves as a point of reference for the School Nutrition Online (SNO) Application, Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program, and financial management. Learn More.. 

Review and Technical Assistance Unit 

Review and Technical Assistance Unit (RTAU) is responsible for the regulation and compliance of USDA's Code of Federal Regulations as it pertains to the National School Lunch Program, School Breakfast Program, After-school Snack Program, Seamless Summer Option, and Special Provision.  RTAU is responsible for certification approval, training in regulatory areas, and monitoring. Learn More..

Professional Standards and Training (PSTU) 

The Professional Standards and Training Unit (PSTU) is dedicated to providing training and staff development resources for local School Nutrition Directors, Managers and other School Nutrition Program staff to assure that School Food Authorities (SFAs) in Georgia are compliant with both the State of Georgia Board of Education Rules for Professional Standards and the USDA Professional Standards (as required by the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act
of 2010). 
Learn More..​

School Nutrition Media Center

  • Delivers the latest news, trends, events, and data that impacts school nutrition in Georgia.
  • Provides information pertaining to leadership, training, technical assistance, and resources for local school nutrition programs.

 Partner Sites​​​​​

School Nutrition Association 



Tray Talk 



In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA. 

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits.  Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.  Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at:, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

(1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;

(2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or

(3) email: 

​This institution is an equal opportunity provider.
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