The School Nutrition Program adheres to the US Dietary Guidelines to decrease salt and fat, increase fiber, whole grains, and fresh fruits and vegetables in students' meals. We also promote the Farm to School effort. This is a nationwide effort to connect school districts with local farmers for the purpose of serving healthy school meals while utilizing local fresh foods. The After School Snack Program is an organized and supervised program for students, containing an educational or enrichment component for students. Many schools are offering this program for middle and high school students who participate in sports as a guided, concentrated study period with a healthy snack before practice begins. We are proud to say here in Tift County that currently all of our football players from sixth grade to twelfth grade along with high school basketball players are participating in this wonderful opportunity.
During the summer months when school is not in session, we offer every child from 0-18 years of age an opportunity to participate in the Seamless Summer Meals Option. All children in Tift County can enjoy healthy meals year round.
Georgia has a long and rich history of serving nutritious meals and providing nutrition education to help students practice healthy habits for a lifetime of wellness. As we’ve said before: we think food because they can’t think without it!