Nutrition

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 (ahatch@atlantaunboundacademy.org) for more details.

Free and Reduced Meal Application

For the school year 2022-2023, Atlanta Unbound Academy is requesting all families to complete and submit a Free and Reduced Meal Application by August 15, 2022, if you believe your student(s) are eligible.

Additionally, this year, we will welcome a new school food vendor, Charter 1 Foods. Charter 1 Foods is a food service and catering company that offers food service solutions specifically to Georgia and North Carolina. The Charter 1 Foods motto is “Food Service with a Purpose,” because they are both intentional and strategic when it comes to operating a food service facility.

We look forward to an amazing year with the school food program!

What Happens Next?

Keep an eye out! You will receive an email invitation from our School Food SIS, Titan School Solutions. Through this platform, you can:

What is a complete FRL application?

Applications must contain:

    • All household members – children at the top, adults at the bottom
    • Case # if household receives benefits [OR] income with acceptable frequency of pay for all applicable household members
    • Total household count (must match total # of people on app)
    • Last 4 digits of SS# [OR] check box for none
    • Parent/guardian signature

Student Pricing

    • Students who do not qualify for free or reduced price meals must pay $3.65 or lunch and $2.00 for breakfast
    • Students who qualify for reduced meals must pay and $0.40 for lunch $0.30 for breakfast
    • For more information on the Meal Charge Policy, click here: Atlanta Unbound Meal Charge Policy SY23

Get Involved In the School Food Program!

1. Attend Fall Orientation

a. This is an opportunity to meet our new school food vendor, Charter 1 Foods! 

2. Join the Wellness Committee

a. Do you want to share ideas on how to make school nutrition better? Join the Wellness Committee!

i. The school Wellness Committee is a group of teachers, students, parents, community members, etc. who support the health and well-being of students throughout the school day. As a participant in the National School Lunch Program, Atlanta Unbound Academy is required to implement a School Wellness Policy in compliance with the USDA. The Wellness Committee will meet quarterly, to review the Wellness Policy, plan school nutrition events, and more! Email Ms. Hatch, at ahatch@atlantaunboundacademy.org if you are interested.

3. Donate Classroom Snacks

a. Note: All snacks must be pre-packaged with a nutrition label. Homemade or unpackaged goods will not be accepted.

 

Allergies

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: https://www.usda.gov/sites/default/files/documents/USDA-OASCR%20P-Complaint-Form-0508-0002-508-11-28-17Fax2Mail.pdf, 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: program.intake@usda.gov.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

 

Birthday Celebrations

AUA is dedicated to ensuring all scholars feel loved and honored on their birthday and during classroom celebrations. Families and staff members in the AUA Tribe are encouraged to provide snacks and meals that promote healthy eating and support our School Wellness Policy.

Goodie Bags must be school-appropriate and free of choking hazards and sharp objects.

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.

 

Summer Meal Program

*Here is a link for a summer meal finder tool from USDA: https://www.fns.usda.gov/meals4kids

*Here is a link to Summer Meal Finder for Georgia: GeorgiaFoodBankAssociation.org or https://foodfinder.us/
*Families can also call 800-348-6479 or text FOOD or COMIDA to 304304 to find a summer feeding location, beginning June 1.

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USDA Non-discrimination Statement

In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.

Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.

To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at: https://www.usda.gov/sites/default/files/documents/USDA-OASCR%20P-Complaint-Form-0508-0002-508-11-28-17Fax2Mail.pdf, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted 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; or
  2. fax:
    (833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or
  3. email:
    Program.Intake@usda.gov

 

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

FAQ

Where can I find the current menu?

Click here to see the breakfast and lunch menus.

Where can I find the Lunch and Learn recording?

Click here to watch!

Where can I find the meal application?

Click here to complete the meal application.

What are the benefits of completing the meal application?

  • Fresh, hot meals daily!
  • Increased funding for student programs
  • Discounted funding on internet services

How much does breakfast and lunch cost?

Click here to review our Meal Charge Policy.

Can my scholar bring lunch and snack from home?

Yes! All snacks and lunches must be nut-free. 

Dietary restrictions and allergies can be submitted to the front office.

Families can access the form here.

When is breakfast served?

Breakfast is served from 7:30 AM to 8:15 AM daily.

Lunch is served from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM daily.

Are snacks provided?

Yes, AUA provides snacks to scholars daily. Parents and families are welcome to send snack donations to the class. All classroom snacks must be pre-packaged and sealed with an official FDA food nutrition label. Homemade goods will not be accepted for class distribution. All snacks must be nut-free and free of red dye-40. Beverages should be 100% fruit juice.

AUA is dedicated to ensuring all scholars feel loved and honored on their birthday and during classroom celebrations. Families and staff members in the AUA Tribe are encouraged to provide snacks and meals that promote healthy eating and support our School Wellness Policy.

Goodie Bags must be school-appropriate and free of choking hazards and sharp objects.

Still have questions on the School Food Program?

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