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Douglas County School System announces summer feeding program for June
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May 28, 2013 05:32 PM | 1063 views | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The Douglas County School Food Service Department recently announced details for its 2013 Seamless Summer Feeding Program set for June 10 through 21.

Every summer, Food Service offers both breakfast and lunch to the children of Douglas County at no cost. This program began in 2007 and provides nutritious meals to children who may not otherwise have access to such meals. Food Service serves summer meals to designated locations throughout the county.

Breakfast includes an entrée, 100 percent fruit juice and low-fat milk, and lunch includes a choice of an entrée, vegetable, fresh fruit and low-fat milk. New regulations require that a student must select a fruit or vegetable daily when selecting options for lunch. The Healthy Hunger Free Kids Act of 2010 requires that the student be served a variety of fruits and vegetables daily. The new meal pattern standards include dark green leafy, red/orange, legume, and starchy vegetables offered throughout the week.

For more information, call (770) 651-2300 or visit www.douglas.k12.ga.us.

Any child under the age of 18, regardless of income status or enrollment in a summer school program, may eat breakfast and lunch at no cost.

Adults are also welcome to eat but will be charged the adult price for breakfast ($1.60) and lunch ($2.80). Exact change is appreciated.

The Seamless Summer Feeding Program is an extension of the National School Lunch Program. The USDA began the summer feeding program in an effort to combat childhood hunger. For many children, the only meal they receive is at school. In the summer, these children may go days without knowing if they are going to get three meals, one meal or no meals at all. The summer feeding program provides an opportunity for children to receive a healthy meal when school is not in session.

The summer feeding program is a great opportunity for families of all income brackets. Getting a lunch and breakfast at no cost for their children will save time and money for all parents.

This year food will be served at nine different school sites in June. The menu will be posted on the Douglas County School System website in late May.

All of the meals must be consumed on site. If you would like more information, please contact Danielle Freeman at (770) 651-2300 or visit the Food Service Department section of the Douglas County School System website.

The dates and times are listed below:

•Factory Shoals Elementary

June 10-21

Breakfast starts 8 a.m., ends 8:30 a.m.

Lunch starts 11:30 a.m., ends noon

•Lithia Springs Elementary

June 10-21

Breakfast starts 8 a.m., ends 8:30 a.m.

Lunch starts 11:30 a.m., ends noon

•Mason Creek Elementary

June 10-21

Breakfast starts 8 a.m., ends 8:30 a.m.

Lunch starts 11:30 a.m., ends noon

•Factory Shoals Middle

June 10-21

Breakfast starts 7:40 a.m., ends 8:10 a.m.

Lunch starts 11:30 a.m., ends noon

•Mason Creek Middle

June 10-21

Breakfast starts 7:40 a.m., ends 8:10 a.m.

Lunch starts 11:30 a.m., ends noon

•Turner Middle

June 10-21

Breakfast starts 7:40 a.m., ends 8:10 a.m.

Lunch starts 11:30 a.m., ends noon

•Yeager Middle

June 10-21

Breakfast starts 7:40 a.m., ends 8:10 a.m.

Lunch starts 11:30 a.m., ends noon

•Douglas County High

June 10-21

Breakfast starts 7:40 a.m., ends 8:10 a.m.

Lunch starts 11:30 a.m., ends noon

•New Manchester High

June 10-21

Breakfast starts, ends 7:40 am 8:10 am

Lunch starts 11:30 a.m., ends noon



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