May 6th - 10th is School Nutrition Employee Appreciation Week
6th-10th is designated to honor our hardworking School Nutrition Program
professionals! As valuable members of the team they are recognized
for all the important school nutrition tasks completed each day.
Between preparing healthy meals for Fulton County School students,
adhering to strict nutrition standards, ensuring food safety, and
offering service with a smile, School Nutrition Professionals are true
superheroes! Please take a moment the week of May 6th-10th to recognize
your school nutrition employees for all of their hard work ensuring
safe and nutritious meals are served every day!
Outstanding Charges & Student Refunds
Outstanding Charges: The School Nutrition Program
asks that all outstanding charges be paid before the end of the school
year. Schools may accept cash and checks at the school cafeteria or
money can be applied to the students account via credit card at www.mypaymentsplus.com. Thank you for your cooperation in this matter.
Student Refunds: Any pre-paid balances will follow
the students to their next Fulton County School year, even if changing
schools within the district. If wishing to withdraw remaining funds,
students/parents can request a refund from the School Nutrition Manager
until May 23, 2013. Note: if refund exceeds available cash at the
school site, the manager will submit a request to School Nutrition
Program Accounting. After May 23, 2013, students/parents can contact the School Nutrition Department at 404-669-8960.
A Year in Review: Elevate the Plate 2012-2013
As the school
year comes to a close, let us take a moment to review the progress the
program made improving School Nutrition this year:
the New Meal Pattern, offering even more whole grains, fruits and
veggies! In March FCS SNP passed the USDA and State GADOE Validation
Review of our menus certifying compliance with the New Meal Pattern and
Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 to ensure healthy meals are served
to Fulton County School students!
Implemented updated food service software and technology to streamline processes and increase customer service.
with Children's Healthcare of Atlanta to provide childhood obesity
prevention training to all of the School Nutrition Managers, and to
pilot a Strong4Life program in 20 elementary schools to encourage
students to make healthy choices.
Celebrated National School Lunch Week in October and National School Breakfast Week in March!
Received National and Local Recognitions in SY 12-13:
USDA Southeast Region Best Practice Award - Customer Service, Autrey Mill Middle School Nutrition Program
GADOE Best Practice Award - Customer Service, Autrey Mill Middle School Nutrition Program
GADOE Best Practice Award - Farm to School, Fulton County School Nutrition Program
Healthier US School Challenge Bronze Award - Abbotts Hill Elementary
Healthier US School Challenge Bronze Award - Palmetto Elementary
Alliance for a Healthier Generation Bronze Award - High Point Elementary
Alliance for a Healthier Generation Bronze Award - Langston Hughes High
Alliance for a Healthier Generation Silver Award - Oakley Elementary
Action for Healthy Kids' Breakfast Grant Award - Hapeville Elementary
Action for Healthy Kids' Access to Healthy Foods Grant Award - Banneker High
Golden Radish Award - Fulton County School Nutrition Program
Face of Fulton Award - Marva Fahie, Centennial High School Nutrition Manager
Professional of Year Awards:
Teresa Carter, Holcomb Bridge Middle School Nutrition Manager
Gena Tatum, Haynes Bridge Middle School Nutrition Manager
Wanza Malcom, Crabapple Crossing Elementary School Nutrition Manager
Alicia Pruitt, Hopewell Middle School Nutrition Manager
Terrance Johnson, Parklane Elementary School Nutrition Manager
Taste Tests - 14 different tastes tests are scheduled by the end of the
SY12-13 to gather student feedback on potential new and healthy menu
course, all of the above was done while making sure delicious, safe and
nutritious meals, both breakfast and lunch, were served to all Fulton
County School students every single school day in support of academic