What’s New with School Nutrition?

Nexus Award Application is available

It is time to complete your Nexus Award Application. The word nexus means, “a connection or series of connections linking two or more things; or the central and most important point or place.” Last year’s award recipients and their respective teams operate well-rounded programs that truly operate at a platinum, elite status most worthy of this prestigious recognition.

Congratulations again to last year’s winners:   Hall County School Nutrition Program and Director, Cheryl Jones, Barrow County School Nutrition Program and Director, Pamela LeFrois, and Butts County School Nutrition Program and Director, Nicole James, for winning the 2018-19 Nexus Awards!  Previous winners are Carrollton City School Nutrition Program and Director, Dr. Linette Dodson and Houston County School Nutrition Program and Director Meredith Potter.

The 2019-20 School Nutrition Program Nexus Award Application is ready for you to review, complete and submit.  We know that you strive to operate your nutrition programs according to evidence and knowledge-based best practices, which is the basis for the development of this award application.  We have innovative and successful nutrition programs in Georgia, so please take the time to apply for this prestigious award, which will help tell your school nutrition story.

The application is detailed and requests in-depth data, supported by specific documentation. The deadline for the online submission via the School Approval Module is September 15, 2019 by 11:59pm.

Please read and follow the guidelines carefully.You will attach the completed Nexus Award Application and the required documentation in the School Approval Module (Your Area Consultant or Veronica Stewart can assist if needed.  Anyone in your system may assist you with the application and gathering of data, however, no one at the state level is allowed to help.

Only one award per system is allowed under the operation of the Director or Manager-Supervisor in place when the application is submitted.

You must meet the minimum qualifications listed in Part I to be considered.

The Awards will be presented during the annual School Nutrition Director’s Conference in Athens in October 2019.

2019 Student Chef Recipes are now available!

Click here to download this year’s winning recipes!
Also available now are guidelines and information for the 2020 middle and high school competitions.


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

Our Mission:
Provide leadership, training and technical assistance, and resources so that local program personnel may deliver quality meals and education that contribute to the nutritional well-being of Georgians and their performance at work and school.

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