Welcome to Liberty County School Nutrition Department!
The USDA has announced the extension of the Nationwide Waiver to allow the Summer Food Service Program and the National School Lunch Program Seamless Summer Option to continue to operate through June 30, 2021. All Liberty County children will now have access to breakfast and lunch at NO COST for the entire 2020-2021 school year! According to USDA Regulations, all enrolled students, and any child 18 years of age or younger can receive FREE meals at all Liberty County school sites through June 30, 2021. These meals will be hosted by the Liberty County School Nutrition Program. Children do not have to be enrolled in Liberty County Schools to receive meals. Meal pickup ONLY will be provided for virtual learners. Child(ren) and/or parents will be able to drive or walk up to designated school sites to pick up meals.
Meal Pickup Guidelines:
About our Program
The Liberty County School Nutrition program provides quality meals and nutrition education that contribute to the nutritional well-being of our students and their performance at school. The school nutrition program (SNP) participates in the National School Lunch, National School Breakfast and Seamless Summer Food Service Programs. All the programs are regulated and funded by the United States Department of Agriculture with the School and Community Nutrition Unit of the Georgia Department of Education overseeing the program administration.
The School Nutrition Program makes its revenue by receiving federal reimbursement for eligible meals served to all students. The School Nutrition Program is self-supporting and does not receive monies from the local board of education's general funds. The Nutrition Services department is made up of a team of food and nutrition professionals that are dedicated to students' health, well being and their ability to learn. We support learning by promoting healthy habits for lifelong nutrition and fitness practices.
The Liberty School Nutrition Department is headed by Stephanie Fox. Mrs. Fox has over 36 years of food service experience with 16 of those years in the School Nutrition Program. Under her leadership are three central office staff members. Karen Hale is the School Nutrition Bookkeeper. Marie Lehigh is the School Nutrition Coordinator and Angie Perkins is the School Nutrition Secretary.
Liberty County has 13 operating school cafeterias which employs over 85 food service employees. Each site is supervised by the cafeteria manager. All cafeteria managers are ServSafe Certified. Our School Nutrition Program participates in Special Assistance Provision II for breakfast where all breakfast meals are at NO COST to all students. Additionally, nutritious lunch meals are provided to all students at a price affordable to them. USDA Child Nutrition guidelines and standards are followed in preparation and service of meals.
Since nutrition affects physical growth and intellectual development, well nourished children are better able to learn. It is our goal to provide quality food items that are (1) acceptable to customers, (2) accommodating to children with special needs, (3) consistent with the Dietary Guidelines and (4) served in a pleasant, attractive and safe environment by caring people. We plan, prepare and offer food choices as healthful examples for Liberty County students to increase the likelihood they will learn to choose a healthful diet. Additionally, the school nutrition program offers its kitchens and cafeterias as learning laboratories to support teachers with nutrition education activities in the classroom.
Our commitment to good nutrition for your kids just keeps getting stronger!
You may make prepayments to your child's meal account Online any time at MySchoolBucks.com!
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: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, 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
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