Welcome to the School Nutrition Program

"Learning to eat right is just part of the education process."

The School Nutrition Program serves Breakfast, Lunch, Snacks, and Supper in all five schools and satellites Breakfast and Lunch to the Burke County Academy of Success, Life Center, and Early Head Start.


Burke County Public Schools participate county-wide in a program that is intended to encourage students to enjoy wholesome, nutritious meals at school while eliminating paperwork for parents. The program, called the Community Eligibility Provision, or CEP, is funded by the US Department of Agriculture as a means of ensuring students get the food they need to do their best at school. Studies show that when students are hungry, they are often distracted in the classroom, they are absent from school more often, and score lower on standardized tests. This new Federally-funded program will allow all students attending Burke County Public Schools to receive breakfast and lunch at school at no cost to the student or their household, and no school meals application is required. 


How to find meals during the Summer

Parents/guardians, find out where your child/children can get healthy, daily meals this summer. There are multiple programs that offer summer meals at no cost. Check all these sources to see if there is a meal distribution site in your area. Those who are looking for summer meal sites can easily find locations through their cell phone or online. Options include:


Opción perfecta de verano

Padres / tutores, descubran dónde su hijo / hijos pueden obtener comidas saludables y diarias este verano.Hay múltiples programas que ofrecen comidas de verano gratis. Verifique todas estas fuentes para ver si hay un sitio de distribución de comidas en su área:

Mission Statement: As a partner in education, the Burke County School Nutrition Program's mission is to contribute to a successful academic experience and encourage a lifetime of healthy eating. The program provides each student with nutrition education and meals that are nutritious, appealing, and served by caring professionals in a pleasant environment.

Effective July 1, 2014, USDA, under The Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010, will be implementing the Smart Snacks in School standards. The new nutrition standards will build on the already healthy changes we have made in school meals and snacks by replacing junk foods with healthier snack options. Please refer to the link below, "Smart Snack Guidelines", to review the new standards. Also please check out the new Smart Snack Calculator to determine whether your snack meets the Nutrition Guidelines.
To get ideas of healthy food items for youth please visit the Smart Snacks Planner!

Central Office Burke County Public Schools
789 Burke Veterans Parkway
Waynesboro, GA 30830
Fax 706-554-5655

USDA Non-Discrimination Statement

In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.

Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.

To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at: https://www.usda.gov/sites/default/files/documents/USDA-OASCR%20P-Complaint-Form-0508-0002-508-11-28-17Fax2Mail.pdf, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to USDA by:

S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or
(833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or


This institution is an equal opportunity provider.


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