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District  Meal Prices: Free breakfast and lunch served to all students. Adults: Breakfast $1.75, Lunch $3.35                                                         

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· Be a “whole grain rich” grain product; or

· Have a fruit, vegetable, dairy product or  protein as the first ingredient; or

· Be a combination food that contains at least 1/4 cup of fruit and/or vegetable; or

· Contain 10% of the daily value of one of the nutrients of public health concern in the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans            (calcium, potassium, Vitamin D, or dietary fibers)

*On July 1, 2016, foods may not qualify using the 10% DV criteria.


 · Calorie Limits: Snack Items-less than 200 calories or less, Entree Items 350 calories or less

· Sodium Limits: Snack Items 200 mg.    or less  Entrée Items 480 mg. or less

· Fat Limits: Total Fat no more than 35% of calories,

· Saturated Fat: no more than 10% of calories, Zero Grams of Trans Fat

· Sugar Limits: No more than 35% of weight from total sugars in food

**On July 1, 2016, snack items must contain 200 mg or less of sodium per item.


Healthier beverage options during the school day. 


· Plain water, unflavored low-fat milk, flavored and & unflavored non-fat milk, and 100% fruit/vegetable juices with no added sweeteners.

· Elementary schools may sell 8 oz or smaller sizes of milk and juice. While Middle and High schools may sell 12 oz or less portions of milk & juice.

· Senior High schools can sell lower calorie beverages 12 oz or less portions and up to 20 oz portion for calorie free beverages.

To find the standards online, go to and search by the docket number, which is FNS-2011-0019, or you may type the name of the rule "nutrition Standards for All Foods Sold in School."

Columbia County School Food Service
The Columbia County School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age disability or marital status in its educational programs, services or activities, or in its hiring or employment practices. The district also provides equal access to its facilities to the Boy Scouts and other patriotic youth groups, as required by the Boy Scouts of America Equal Access Act. Questions, complaints, or requests for additional information regarding discrimination or harassment may be sent to: Cherie Hill Columbia County School District Equity Officer (386) 755-8015

School Food Services supports the educational mission of the Columbia County School District by providing nutritious and appetizing school meals for the growth and development of healthy bodies, for learning readiness and for the promotion of lifelong eating behaviors.

School Meals and Community Eligibility Provison

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The Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) is a provision from the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 that  allows schools and local educational agencies (LEAs) with high poverty rates to provide free breakfast and lunch to all students. CEP eliminates the burden of collecting household applications to determine eligibility for school meals, relying instead on information from other means-tested programs such as the Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program and Temporary Assistance for Needy Families. 
USDA Nondiscrimination Statement
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color, national origin, sex, religious creed, disability, age, political beliefs, 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
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Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;
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Staff Members

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Secretary Bookkeeper


Madonna Coughlin

Teresa O'Steen

Anna Roberts

Lynette Jolley






Our School Kitchen Staff 

Where Fresh, nutritious Meals are prepared daily


Columbia High

Richardson Middle

Melrose Elementary

Eastside Elementary

Five Points Elementary

Fort White Elementary

Fort White Middle

Fort White High

Summers Elementary

Niblack Elementary

Lake City Middle

Columbia City Elementary

Westside Elementary

Pinemount Elementary

Pathways learning Center


Manti Polvere

Renee Griffin

Nina Pidegon

Donna Morgan

Alicia Blackford

Vickie Bruce

Kendrea Robinson

Sandy Badger

Carolyn Jones

Christine Deese

Cathy Jones

Barbara Pertee

Adria Knox

Candace Richardson

Cathy Jones