Welcome to Nutrition and Food Services
Our Mission is to help students achieve academic excellence by balancing good nutrition with physical fitness. To provide low cost, nutritious, well-balanced, and good-tasting meals so that all students will be able to learn at their best.
Our Vision is we are dedicated to building our students' education one plate at a time by providing proper nutrition to grow healthy minds and wellness for life.
Our Philosophy is that a child’s comprehensive development depends on a combination of physical, mental and psychosocial factors. The School Nutrition Program in combination with academia, applicable school-based community programs, physical education and adequate activity are important aspects of a child’s physical, mental and psychosocial development. Our successful alliance will achieve the common goal of comprehensive child development including enhanced learning through the facilitated provision of nutrition and physical education, healthy meals, adequate physical activity, and diverse mentoring.
Our Motto is good nutrition is a catalyst for quality teaching and learning! Why? It is because quality teaching and learning depend on good health which is greatly impacted by good nutrition. Hence, we encourage both teacher and student to support and promote our food and nutrition services every day.
NCSS School Nutrition wins a 2018 Golden Radish Award!
The Golden Radish Award is given to Local Educational Agencies (LEAs) in Georgia who are doing extraordinary work in farm to school. The Award is presented by the Georgia Department of Education, Georgia Department of Agriculture, Georgia Department of Public Health, the UGA Cooperative Extension, and Georgia Organics. Newton County Schools has been recognized at the Golden Radish Awards Ceremony since the start of the program in 2013. Since then we have received 1 honorary award, 1 bronze level award, 1 silver level award, and 2 gold level awards.
NCSS School Nutrition proudly participates in the Farm to School Program!
We proudly feature locally grown items on our menus. Fresh cucumber, tomatoes, peaches, and blueberries, just to name a few. We are the recipient of a 2017 and 2018 Gold Level Golden Radish Award which honors school districts that have school gardens, feature locally grown food items, and provide Farm to School education!
Farm-to-School for Fresh Fruits & Vegetables
Across the country, an increasing number of schools and districts have begun to source more foods locally and to provide complementary educational activities to students that emphasize food, farming, and nutrition. This nationwide movement is designed to enrich children’s bodies and minds while supporting local economies is often referred to as “farm to school.”
A Farm-to-School Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program can be an important catalyst for change in our efforts to combat childhood obesity by helping children learn more healthful eating habits. It has also been proven to be a successful way to introduce kids and teens to a variety of produce that they otherwise might not have the opportunity to sample.
Please encourage our children to taste test our featured Georgia Grown produce of the month. Our menus indicate the produce of the month harvested by our hardworking Georgia farmers and is our signature Farm-to-School promotion activity. Thanks in advance for promoting our nutrition and food services!
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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.
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(1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.