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1780 Montreal Road
Tucker, GA 30084
The School Nutrition program promotes a lifetime of wellness by serving meals that are high quality, nutritious, enjoyable, and economical. We serve over 18 million meals and meal equivalents each school year with an average total of 99,800 meals per day (73,500 lunches and 26,300 breakfasts) plus an additional 831,400 after school snacks. We also provide catering for special functions and summer meals for the DeKalb County Parks and Recreation programs.
School meals reflect nutrition standards which require that, over a week's menu cycle, lunch provides students with one-third of the recommended daily allowance (RDA) for protein, vitamins A and C, iron, and calcium, and one-third of the recommended energy intake (REI) for calories. School breakfast must provide one-fourth of the RDA and REI over a week.
Applications for free and reduced meals are distributed to students at the beginning of the school year. At all other times, applications are available from the school nutrition manager. Applications can be submitted at any time during the school year and will be processed as quickly as possible. A new application must be submitted each year. The United States Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Services Department has translated the state prototype Free and Reduced Price School Meal Family Application into 33 other languages. If you are unable to use this site in the provided languages (English and Spanish) please use the other languages link to download and print the application in your primary language. Submit the completed application to your local School Nutrition Manager or to the School Nutrition Scanning Office, 5855 Memorial Drive, Stone Mountain, GA. 30083
Apply Online [ https://freeandreducedmeals.com/lfserver/dekalb ]
Prepayment for meals is encouraged.
Envision Payment Solutions™ handles all returned checks for DeKalb County School District, School Nutrition department.
Health Inspection Scores [ http://www.dekalb.k12.ga.us/www/documents/school-nutrition/health-inspection-scores.pdf ]
The National School Lunch Program federal regulations require each school to have (2) Health Inspections per year. DeKalb County Schools are inspected by the DeKalb County Board of Health [ http://www.dekalbhealth.net/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/foodsfty_inspectionReport.html ].
The date of the inspection is listed by the name of the school and the health inspection score. The DeKalb County School Nutrition Health Inspection Benchmark is 95%. The grade and numerical score outlined by the DeKalb County Board of Health are as follows:
May 2013: Second health inspection scores will be posted on the School Nutrition website upon completion of DeKalb County Board of Health inspection cycle.
The DeKalb County School Nutrition Program is working with Dexter's Farm to bring Georgia grown fruits and vegetables to the students of DeKalb County Schools. This is a national initiative that provides students fresh fruits and vegetables through the connection of in-state farmers. Each month, the DeKalb School Nutrition program will highlight at least one Georgia grown fresh fruit or vegetable in the cafeteria along with nutrition education regarding its origin. This program supports the department's mission to promote lifetime wellness to DeKalb County students and staff by serving meals that are high quality, nutritious, enjoyable, and economical.
In accordance with federal law and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability. To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC, 20250-9410 or call toll free 866.632.9992. Individuals who are hearing impaired or have speech disabilities may contact the USDA through the Federal Relay Service at 800.877.8339 or 800.845.6136 (Spanish). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.