Atlanta Unbound Academy Food Program

At AUA, we are committed to our students’ health and wellness. Research shows that healthy students are better able to pay attention in class and better positioned to succeed in school and in life. 

The goals of our food program are to:

  • Support the academic success and achievement of our students
  • Provide nutritious meals at no charge which allow students to maintain focus   
  • Provide healthy and fresh food offerings along with education on making healthy choices
  • Expose our students to new culinary experiences while still offering “kid favorites”

Click here to view the Wellness Policy.

All stakeholders are able to participate in the development, review, update, and implementation of the Local School Wellness Policy. Please contact Assata Hatch ( for more details.


Student Meals at No Charge

ALL AUA students are provided healthy, nutritious meals at no charge including breakfast and lunch through the National School Breakfast and Lunch Programs. At the start of each month, lunch menus will be emailed to parents. 

 Meals are planned with student preferences in mind and follow the regulations of the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Program.  

Healthy School Meals contain:

  • Lean protein
  • Whole grains
  • Fresh Fruits or 100% Fruit Juice
  • A variety of vegetables
  • A choice of milk, 

Meals are calorie-controlled, low in sodium, contain less than 10% saturated fat and 0g of trans fat. 

This is a great year for your student to participate in the meal program as all meals are served at no charge

NOTE: A student may also choose to bring in his/her own meals; however, all foods must adhere to the Wellness Policy.   Students are not permitted to bring in foods that are unhealthy or high in sugar including candy, soda, energy drinks, donuts, cupcakes, chips, salty snacks, candy bars, etc. Additionally, students are not permitted to bring food that requires any preparation, such as heating or cold storage.



If your student has any food allergies or needs a meal accommodation, families are required to notify the school nurse and provide documentation from a doctor.  Click here to download and print the required Diet Prescription for Meals at School.  Return completed forms to the school. Diet Prescription forms must be renewed annually.

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.


Birthday Celebrations

AUA is dedicated to ensuring all scholars feel loved and honored on their birthday!To promote healthy eating in our Tribe- cake, high-sugar cookies, candy, and other high-sugar snacks will not be accepted in school
Items such as these will be sent home
Here are items you can send to school to help your child celebrate!Goodie Bags (objects in bags must be school-appropriate and free of choking hazards and sharp objects)
Enough bags should be sent for everyone in the class
Pre-Packaged sweet treats with a nutrition label (example: fruit pops, yogurt pops, muffins, fruit snacks, individualized fruit sherbert cups)
All snacks should be nut-free (:


Open to all Kindergarten, 1st, 6th + 7th grade students in Georgia!

Classes are filling quickly!
Apply by March 12, 2021.