What’s New with School Nutrition?

Governor Kemp, Superintendent Woods launch K-12 Restart working groups

MEDIA CONTACT: Meghan Frick, GaDOE Communications Office,
404-416-2286, mfrick@doe.k12.ga.us
*Please follow phone calls with a text message if possible.


Districts, schools, organizations and providers: Use the hashtag #KeepGAFed to post about your work to provide student meals and #KeepGALearning to post about your efforts to provide learning opportunities for students. We’ll use these hashtags to help you spread the word to students, parents, and families.

School Nutrition Directors, Coordinators and Manager/Supervisors:
The Georgia Department of Education School Nutrition Program (GaDOE SNP) is approved from the USDA National office to allow our local Georgia districts to apply for school meal service in the occurrence of unanticipated school closures and non-congregate meal service options due to the Novel Coronavirus outbreak, you will be able to submit the attached application to the GaDOE SNP.

USDA Waivers
05152020 COVID19 Third Meal Pattern Nationwide Waiver EXTENSION
05152020 COVID19 Parent Pickup Nationwide Waiver EXTENSION
05152020 COVID19 Non-Congregate Nationwide Waiver EXTENSION
04272020 COVID19 Extension of Unanticipated School Closures Nationwide Waiver
GaDOE Approval Letter
Application for Meal Service
04272020 CN COVID19 Local School Wellness Triennial Assessment Nationwide Waiver
04242020 COVID19 FSMC Nationwide Waiver #19
04232020 CN COVID19 Local School Wellness Triennial Assessment Nationwide Waiver
04212020 FNS.2020.08.COVID19 SFSP Nationwide Waivers Cover
FNS.2020.09.COVID19 SFSP First Week SIte Visits Nationwide Waiver
FNS.2020.07.COVID19 SFSP Closed Enrolled Nationwide Waiver
FNS.2020.06.COVID19 SFSP Meal Service Time Nationwide Waiver
FNS.2020.05.COVID19 SFSP OVS Nationwide Waiver
COVID19 Second Meal Pattern Nationwide Waiver FINAL
03282020 GA Area Eligibility Waiver Response APPROVED
03272020 Nationwide Onsite Monitoring Requirements APPROVED Waiver
03252020 Nationwide CEP Deadlines APPROVED Waiver
Nationwide Meal Pattern Flexibility APPROVED Waiver
Nationwide Parent Pickup APPROVED Waiver
03232020 Georgia Area Eligibility REQUESTED Waiver
03222020 Georgia Meal Time Flexibility APPROVED Waiver
03202020 Nationwide NonCongregate Meal APPROVED Waiver
USDA Memos
04212020 SP15-2020
04152020 P-EBT Q&A
04112020 SP13-2020 Covid Outbreak Q&A 2
SP14-2020 Covid Outbreak Q&A 3
04092020 COVID-19 FFVP Guidance
COVID-19 SFSP and SSO Meal Delivery Using Existing Authority Q&A
03062020 SP08_SFSP04-2020os
12012016 SP08-CACFp04-SFSP03-2017s Area Eligibility
COVID Resources
Reviving a Healthy Georgia from Gov. Kemp
Dining Room Guidance from DPH
COVID-19 Grant Opportunities
SSO Food Transport Sheet
Employee and Food Safety Guidelines
Masks: Recommendation for School Nutrition Employees
COVID-19 Procurement Guidance
Instrucciones de almacenamiento y calentamiento de comidas
‘Keep Refrigerated’ Printable Labels
Dymo Printer 2 5/16″ x 4″
Dymo Printer 1 1/8″ x 3 1/2″
Dymo Printer 2″ x 3″
Avery Presta 94200
Avery Presta 94207
‘Heat at Home’ Printable Labels
Dymo Printer 2 5/16″ x 4″
Dymo Printer 1 1/8″ x 3 1/2″
Dymo Printer 2″ x 3″
Avery Presta 94200
Avery Presta 94207
Reach out to Dr. Ellen Steinberg, Food Safety Specialist, with any questions
CDC Coronavirus Resources

CDC: What School Nutrition Professionals and Volunteers at Schools Need to Know about COVID-19
Information on Preventing COVID-19 spread in schools.
Coronavirus Guidelines for America
Preparing and Disinfecting Your Home

Fact sheet: How to Protect Yourself
English Chinese Spanish

Fact sheet: What You Need to Know
English Simplified Chinese Spanish
Fact sheet: What to Do If You Are Sick
English Simplified Chinese Spanish
Poster: Stop the Spread of Germs
English Spanish Simplified Chinese
Poster: Stop the Spread of Germs
English Spanish


We realize that some families may be challenged to find food resources to fill the void when school is not in session. We encourage you to share FoodFinder, an excellent resource and partner of GaDOE School Nutrition. You can access FoodFinder on the web at www.foodfinder.us or download the app “FoodFinder – Fighting Hunger”. This valuable resource can assist families who may face issues of food insecurity throughout the year.

Our Vision:
Be the authority and resource for Georgia school nutrition programs so every child in school has healthy school meal choices every day.

Our Mission:
School Nutrition is a valuable partner in education, pledging to provide coordinated support for outstanding student achievement through our commitment to excellent service in each of these core areas: Quality Meals, Student and Community Engagement, and Professional Development.

Partner Sites

Partner: USDA Partner: SNA Partner: TrayTalk Partner: Georgia Grown Partner: ACDA Partner: ICN Partner: GSNA Partner: Natl Academy Nutrition Dietetics

USDA Nondiscrimination Statement

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