Wellness Policy

The Lowndes County School District has developed a Wellness Policy concentrating on the whole child to include physical activity, smart food choices, and food nutrition. The Lowndes County School Nutrition Program welcomes all input from parents, staff, students, and community members. For more information on how to be a part of the school wellness program, please contact Donna Hendley, Nutrition Director, at (229) 245-2443 or donnahendley@lowndes.k12.ga.us.

Lowndes County Schools Policy EEE Wellness Program

Chart - Nutrition Guidelines described in accompanying text
All schools participate in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) and the School Breakfast Program (SBP). Only one of the eight elementary schools participates in the After School Snack Program (AFSP) and one of the three middle schools participates in After School Snack. All schools have a ServSafe® certified manager onsite as well as several other staff who are ServSafe® certified.

Chart - Nutrition Promotion as described in accompanying text
All schools provide nutritional information upon request for all food items sold and served in the cafeteria. All schools have reviewed Smarter Lunchroom techniques and have implemented some of them. Farm to School (FTS) activities are evident in the schools due to the system just receiving their second Golden Radish Award. A comprehensive survey was sent to all faculty to fill out and return to the SNP Director to apply for the award. Some schools have school gardens while others grow herbs in the classroom. Farmers are invited to the schools as well as students taking field trips to local farms. Most schools participate in taste tests to determine what foods are acceptable to students to place on the school menu.