School nutrition

Dawn Dean
Nutrition Program Director
       912.496.2596 ext 2007

ONLINE MEAL PAYMENTS:  Parents may register to pay for their student(s) meals online beginning SY 2015-16 and/or check a students' balance.  Go to to register.                     

The primary goal of the Food Service Department is to provide all students, regardless of income level, healthy school meals that meet their nutritional needs.

All students have the opportunity to participate in the Provision 2 breakfast program at 7:30 a.m allowing all students to eat breakfast at no charge.  Hot well-balanced meals are served at lunch which provide for 1/3 to 1/2 of the day's nutrition requirements.  Students may also choose to bring a bag lunch from home.
The Health, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 requires USDA to establish nutrition standards for all foods sold in schools.  This rule carefully balances science-based nutrition guidelines with practical and flexible solutions to promote healthier eating of school breakfast, lunch and snacks.

Non-Discrimination Statement (Haga clic aquí para vincular a la traducción al español [Spanish])

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.  Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at:, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

(1)   mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;

(2)   fax: (202) 690-7442; or (3)  email:

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.


Click here for MEDIA RELEASE -  The State Agency will distribute this release statewide on behalf of all the LEAs in Georgia.  LEAs are to provide this release to major employers contemplating downsizing or layoffs. 

For the breakfast and lunch menus, please visit 
the individual school websites.

Department Announcements

Lunchroom Rules
Lunchroom Rules of Conduct
1.  Enter the lunchroom quietly and stay in line (no cutting).
2.  Remove eating utensils, food tray and paper from the table when finished eating.  Place them in
     appropriate areas.
3.  High school students ONLY:  Leave the lunch area after finishing lunch.
Meal Program
Free & Reduced Meal Program
The Charlton County School System participates in the National School Meal Program. Meals are available for free or at reduced prices for those who qualify.  Applications for meal benefits are given to students on the first day of each new school year.  An application may be completed and returned to your child's lunchroom cashierany time during the school year should a family's household income change. An application for Free and Reduced Lunch can be obtained from any school cafeteria cashier.
Students are responsible for purchasing meals at FULL price until meal benefits are approved.  The approval process may take several days.  You will be notified when the application is processed and approved
School Meal Pricing
All School Student 
Breakfast Prices
Lunch Prices
Teacher Prices
        No Charge    Paid Student          $2.00    Pre-K - 3rd GradeBreakfast   $1.75
        No Charge    Reduced Student          $2.25    4th - 12th GradeLunch        $3.00
                                     $.40    Reduced Student

Local School Wellness Policy

If interested in input concerning the Local School Wellness Board Policy EEE, please contact Dawn Dean at (912) 496-2596 ext 2007 or .  Click here to view the  Local School Wellness Board Policy EEE.

Click here to view the Wellness Policy Assessment Tool

CHARLTON COUNTY SCHOOL SYSTEM will be participating in the National School Breakfast Program Special Assistance Provision for Free Meal Reimbursement for SY 2017-18.  Through Provision 2, a school district or a single school may offer BREAKFAST meals at no charge to all students.  Click here for more information about the Provision 2 Breakfast Program.

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