Best Practice Awards Recognition Program – National School Lunch Week (October 6 – 10, 2016)
DeKalb County School Nutrition Services earned two Best Practices Awards on October 6, 2016: Promoting a Healthy School Environment and Customer Service – Working Smarter Not Harder for outstanding practices in the State of Georgia.
The Farm to School Initiative, Fundraiser Strategies were added to the revised Wellness Policy/Regulation. School Nutrition Services was recognized for implementing a district wide Wellness Policy Assessment Evaluation Checklist. This tool is used to evaluate school-based wellness activities for annual compliance.
The District’s Summer Feeding Program was recognized for serving high quality meals to ensure all children have access to meals during the summer months. DeKalb County School Nutrition Services operates two programs simultaneously during the summer providing meals to the students of the District.
To work smarter, not harder and to provide great customer service, School Nutrition Services utilized three central meal preparation hub sites that provided meals to 55 DeKalb Parks and Recreation Programs. Onsite meal preparation was conducted at 77 schools. The program employed top performing School Nutrition personnel. School Nutrition coordinates program goals with the District, DeKalb County Parks and Recreation Program, DeKalb County Board of Health and Community Outreach Programs.