Amana Academy, along with school nutrition authorities, recognizes that child and adolescent obesity has reached epidemic levels in the United States and that poor diet combined with the lack of physical activity negatively impacts students’ health and their ability and motivation to learn. Amana Academy is committed to:

  • Providing students with healthy and nutritious foods;
    Encouraging the consumption of fresh fruits and vegetables, low-fat milk, and whole grains
  • Supporting healthy eating through nutrition education
  • Encouraging students to select and consume all components of the school meal
  • Providing students with the opportunity to engage in daily physical activity

All reimbursable meals shall meet Federal nutrient standards as required by the U.S. Department of Agriculture Child Nutrition Program regulations. All items served as part of the After School Snack Program shall meet the standards as outlined within this policy.

The following items may not be served, sold, or given out as free promotion anywhere on school property at any time before the end of the school day

  • Foods of minimal nutritional value (FMNV) as defined by the U.S. Department of Agriculture regulations
  • All food and beverage items listing sugar, in any form, as the first ingredient
  • All forms of candy
    Schools shall not purchase any products containing trans fats

All snack and beverage items sold or served anywhere on school property during the school day, including items sold in school stores and fundraisers or served in the After School Snack Program, shall meet the following standards:

Based on manufacturers nutritional data or nutrient facts labels:

  • No more than 8 grams of total fat per serving, with the exception of nuts and seeds
  • No more than 2 grams of saturated fat per serving

    All beverages shall not exceed 12 ounces, with the following exceptions:

    • Water
    • Milk containing 1% or less fat

    In elementary schools:

    • 100% of all beverages offered shall be milk, water, or 100% fruit or vegetable juices

    Food and beverages served during special school celebrations or during curriculum-related activities shall be exempt from this policy, with the exception of foods of minimal nutritional value as defined by USDA regulations.

    This policy does not apply to medically authorized special needs diets pursuant to 7 CFR Part 210, school nurses using FMNVs during the course of providing health care to individual students or special needs students whose Individualized Education Plan (IEP) indicates their use for behavior modification.

    Adequate time shall be allowed for student meal service and consumption. Schools shall provide a pleasant dining environment. Amana Academy recommends that physical education or recess be scheduled before lunch whenever possible.

    Amana’s curriculum shall incorporate nutrition education and physical activity consistent with the Georgia Department of Education Core Curriculum Standards.

    Amana Academy is committed to promoting the Nutrition Policy with all food service personnel, teachers, nurses, coaches and other school administrative staff so they have the skills they need to implement this policy and promote healthy eating practices. Amana Academy will work toward expanding awareness about this policy among students, parents, teachers and the community at large.

    Amana’s Local Wellness Policy can be found in its entirety by clicking here.

    For more background information on our policy, visit the below links:

    USDA Nondiscrimination 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:, 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:


    This institution is an equal opportunity provider.