School meals reflect nutrition standards which require that, over a week’s menu cycle, lunch provides students with one-third of the recommended daily allowance (RDA) for protein, vitamins A and C, iron, and calcium, and one-third of the recommended energy intake (REI) for calories. School breakfast must provide one-fourth of the RDA and REI over a week.

January, 2021







  • Ice Cream – Hershey’s Ice Cream
  • Milk & Milk Products – Borden Dairy
  • Bread – Earthgrains (Bimbo)
  • Grocery Products – Sutherland’s Foodservice
  • USDA Processing – multiple vendors
    1. Brookwood Farms, Inc.
    2. Gold Creek Foods, LLC
    3. Goodman Food Products dba Don Lee Farms
    4. Jennie O Turkey Store Sales, LLC
    5. JTM Provisions Co. Inc.
    6. Land O’ Lakes, Inc.
    7. Michael Foods
    8. Pilgrim’s Pride Corporation
    9. Schwan’s Food Service, Inc.
    10. Tyson Prepared Foods
  • Fresh Produce – Royal Food Service
  • Frozen Temperature Control & Dry Food Products – Gordon Food Service
  • Paper Products – Southeastern Papergroup
  • Small Wares Equipment – Manning Brothers
  • Large Equipment – Pending Award
  • Sanitation Services & Materials – Sanitech Systems, Inc.
  • Cold Storage Services – Boulevard Cold Storage
  • School Nutrition Program Administration Software & Support – Cybersoft (PrimeroEdge)
  • Meal Payment System: School Café

Smart Snacks in School Nutrition support better health for our students. Smart Snacks served in DCSD meets the USDA guidelines

  • Monthly Nutrition Tips – Bibb Lettuce is a good source of fiber, Vitamin A & K, potassium & Folate. 1 C=7 Calories
  • Farm to School: The DeKalb County School Nutrition Program is working with Dexter’s Farm to bring Georgia grown fruits and vegetables to the students of DeKalb County Schools. This is a national initiative that provides students fresh fruits and vegetables through the connection of instate farmers. Each month, the DeKalb School Nutrition program will highlight at least one Georgia grown fresh fruit or vegetable in the cafeteria along with nutrition education regarding its origin. This program supports the department’s mission to promote lifetime wellness to DeKalb County students and staff by serving meals that are high quality, nutritious, enjoyable, and economical.
  • Carbohydrate Counts
  • Specialized Feeding Form

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