Pickens County Schools Nutrition Services

Beth Thompson, MS, RDN, LD

School Nutrition Director

Email: beththompson@pickenscountyschools.org
Phone # 706-253-1700

May 3, 2024

The School Nutrition Services department is made up of a team of food and nutrition professionals that are dedicated to students' health, well being and their ability to learn. We support learning by promoting healthy habits for lifelong nutrition and fitness practices.

Meals, foods and beverages sold or served at schools meet state and federal requirements which are based on the USDA Dietary Guidelines. We provide students with access to a variety of affordable and appealing foods that meet the health and nutrition needs of students.

Mission Statement:

To be a part of the education process by providing students with nutritious meals and nutrition education experiences that promote healthy children who are ready to learn.

Non Discrimination Policy


Free and Reduced Meals

Families that are eligible for free or reduced-price meals must apply to receive them, and all other students must pay full price for their meals.

*During the 2023-2024 School Year, households will not be required to pay the reduced price $0.30 for breakfast and the $0.40 for lunch due to Georgia Department of Education funding that will be used to cover these costs.