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School Meals are Healthy Meals!
Fulton County School Nutrition Program meals are kid-friendly and nutritionally sound. Menus and standardized recipes are planned by Registered Dietitians and certified school nutrition experts to meet healthier meal requir​em​ents, as part of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act. Meal pattern standards, based on the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans, include:
  • Limiting calories based on age to ensure proper portion size;
  • Ensuring students select a fruit or vegetable serving with every meal;
  • Offering weekly servings of dark green and orange/red vegetables
  • Increasing the offerings of whole grain-rich foods;
  • Offering only skim and 1% milk choices; and​
  • Restricting saturated fat, trans fat and sodium
Fulton County School Nutrition's Choose My Plate

Nutrient Standards
USDA guidelines for School Breakfast and National School Lunch ensure menus include:
  • Age-appropriate calories & portion sizes
  • <10% calories from saturated fat
  • ZERO grams trans fat
  • Sodium targets
Fulton County School Nutrition Nutrient Standards

What's for Breakfast?
Daily Breakfast Menus are planned according to USDA guidelines and offer 4 food groups. Students select daily from:
  • Hot and cold entree​ options
  • Fresh fruit & 100% fruit ju​​ice
  • 4 milk choices: 1%, Skim, Skim Chocolate, Skim Strawberry
Kids who eat well learn better

What's for Lunch?
Daily Lunch Menus are planned according to USDA guidelines and offer 5 food groups. Students select daily from:​​
  • Hot and cold entree options
  • Daily vegetarian entrée options
  • NEW! Field Based Testing: Halal entrée options at select schools throughout the district
  • At least 2 veggie sides, including daily fresh veggies!
  • At least 2 fruit sides, including daily fresh fruit!
  • 4 milk choices: 1%, Skim, Skim Chocolate, Skim Strawberry
Fulton County School Nutrition Vegetarian entrees & options available daily
Students must take at least 3 of the 5 offered food groups, one of which must be a fruit or vegetable.
A student may select all 5 food groups for a more balance meal

Do Schools Buy Local Ingredients?
YES! The Fulton County Schools Nutrition Program has participated in the National Farm to School Initiative since 2011, offering all students access to locally and regionally grown fresh produce! Annually, The School Nutrition Program serves 7 million meals that include locally grown fresh fruits and vegetables! Learn more about Fulton County School Nutrition Farm to School!
Fulton County School Nutrition Farm to School

What is 'Smart Snac​ks in Schools​'?
USDA recently published practical, science-based nutrition standards, required by the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010, for snack foods and beverages sold to children at school during the school day, to be effective July 1, 2014. The USDA rules apply to a la carte, school stores, vending, and fundraisers sold to students during the school day. To find the standards online, simply go to http://www.regulations.gov and search by the docket number FNS-2011-0019, or you may type in the name of the rule "Nutrition Standards for All Foods."

Additional Smart Snack information
Read the district policy for Sales of Food on School Premises here.​​

If you have difficulty communicating with us or understanding this information because you do not speak English or have a disability, please let us know. Contact SchoolNutrition@fultonschools.org OR 1-800-347-0023. Free language assistance or other aids and services are available upon request.

School Nutrition/USDA Nondiscrimination Statement

In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity. Program information may be made available in languages other than English.. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at: USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form Instructions, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted 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; or (2) fax: (833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or (3) email: program.intake@usda.gov This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

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