Welcome to School Nutrition Department!!
At Ware County Schools we know that good nutrition and learning go hand in hand!
About the Department:
The Ware County School System School Nutrition Department employs 1 Director, 1 Lead Manager, 10 school managers, 53 school nutrition assistants and 2 Central Office support staff.
All managers must complete 5 thirty-hour classes during the first four years of employment and 1 thirty-hour class every two years. Managers and assistants must earn 12 hours of in-service credit annually. Salary incentives are offered to all staff for further training.
All school nutrition staff members are encouraged to participate in professional organizations. All are members of the Georgia School Nutrition Association and the School Nutrition Association. Ninety-nine percent of the staff are certified by the School Nutrition Association.
The staff has a local chapter and is very active at the district level. Many awards are won by the department each year. Awards have included the GSNA Gold Scroll Award, 100% membership award for GSNA and SNA, 100% certification award from SNA and a 3% increase in lunch participation.
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.
The calorie and nutrient needs of children vary by their sex, age, size and activity level. The calorie standards for breakfast and lunch are estimates of the minimum energy need. Some children, especially older males, may require considerably more than the minimum. Children who are large for their age or more active also need more calories. The amounts of foods served is adjusted to provide for the calorie needs of all children.