Welcome to Long County School Nutrition Department!
About our Program
The Long 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 Long County School Nutrition Department is headed by Amanda Underwood. Under her leadership she has one additional central office staff member, Rhonda McClelland, who is the School Nutrition Bookkeeper/Administrative Assistant.
Long County has 3 operating school cafeterias which employs over 30 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 FREE 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 Long 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.
We provide students with access to a variety of affordable and appealing foods that meet the health and nutrition needs of students.
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