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Welcome to Nutrition Services!

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Visit the Newton County School System Job Center website to fill out an online application. 

 

Look for the Substitute Nutrition Worker job posting under NCSS Employment Opportunities and fill out the Classified Application.

 

10 GREAT REASONS TO WORK IN NEWTON COUNTY SCHOOL NUTRITION

 

  • Local work if you live in or near Newton County
  • Work hours correspond with school day
  • Holidays correspond with school holidays
  • Variety of Work Schedules (4-8 hours per day)
  • Free breakfast and lunch during work hours
  • Job satisfaction of making children smile by preparing and serving good nutritious meals
  • * Employee benefits - Paid Training
  • No weekend work
  • Summers off – Did we say summers off? – YES!
  • * Uniforms and shoes provided

* Indicates these items are not available to substitute employees

 

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NCSS School Nutrition wins a 2016 Golden Radish Award!

 

On Monday, October 24, 2016, districts from around the state were honored with the Golden Radish Award at the State Capitol. Districts were honored by State School Superintendent Richard Woods, Commissioner of Agriculture Gary Black, Public Health Commissioner Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald, M.D., and Georgia Organics Board Chair Mandy Mahoney for their extraordinary work in farm to school.

 

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 2016 Golden Radish Award which honors school districts that have school gardens, feature locally grown food items, and provide Farm to School education!

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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.”

One of the objectives of the School Nutrition Department is to serve healthy meals in school cafeterias and improve student nutrition, while providing agriculture, health and nutrition education opportunities...and we want to support our local and regional farmers.

The key is to make these fresh options available and to get kids to try new things. Farm to School programs link school students and farmers in a way that improves foods offered in schools, educates kids about healthy eating and local foods, and creates income opportunities for farmers supplying to schools.

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.

 

Good nutrition and learning go hand in hand.

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.

Meals, foods and beverages sold or served at schools meet state and federal requirements which are based on the USDA Dietary Guidelines. We provide students with access to a variety of affordable and appealing foods that meet the health and nutrition needs of students.