School Nutrition

Douglas County School System's School Nutrition Services is your award-winning Child Nutrition Program.

Douglas County school cafeterias are meeting federal nutrition standards for school meals, ensuring that meals are healthy and well-balanced and provide students all the nutrition they need to succeed at school. Now is a great time to encourage your kids to continue to choose school lunch!

School meals offer students milk, fruits and vegetables, proteins and grains, and they must meet strict limits on saturated fat and portion size. School lunches meet additional standards requiring:

·         Age-appropriate calories

·         An abundance of vegetables and fruits (students must take at least one serving of produce)

·         A wider variety of vegetables, including dark green and red/orange vegetables and legumes

·         Fat-free or 1% milk (flavored milk must be fat-free)

·         More whole grains

·         And less sodium

We’re always working to offer Douglas County students healthier and tastier choices. Each year at Student Forums, we ask students to taste test and rate foods that we are considering for upcoming menus. Each month we feature Georgia grown produce, and at a few elementary schools we are delighted to have daily free fresh fruit and vegetable snacks through a grant for the students.

School meals are a great value and a huge convenience for busy families too!

School Nutrition Executive Director: 
Danielle Freeman 

Danielle Freeman: School Nutrition  

Ms. Freeman has over 17 years of experience in the school nutrition arena.  She has a Bachelor's Degree in Food and Nutrition from Fort Valley State University.  with a Master’s Degree in Public Health for Armstrong Atlantic University.   She holds a School Nutrition Director Certificate from the Georgia PSC.  She has been an Area Supervisor and a School Nutrition Coordinator prior to coming to Douglas County.  Her experience includes Savannah-Chatham County School District and Fulton County Schools.  She has multiple years of experience in public health nutrition prior to entering the school nutrition field.

Complete your Free and Reduced Meal Application On-Line in Just 3 easy steps!  

·         Sign-in or Register (if you don’t already have a SchoolCafe Account).


·         Click the Apply for Free or Reduced Benefits

Click Here to apply for free or reduced priced meals.

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 DiscriminationComplaint 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.


De conformidad con la Ley Federal de Derechos Civiles y los reglamentos y políticas de derechos civiles del Departamento de Agricultura de los EE. UU. (USDA, por sus siglas en inglés), se prohíbe que el USDA, sus agencias, oficinas, empleados e instituciones que participan o administran programas del USDA discriminen sobre la base de raza, color, nacionalidad, sexo, discapacidad, edad, o en represalia o venganza por actividades previas de derechos civiles en algún programa o actividad realizados o financiados por el USDA.


Las personas con discapacidades que necesiten medios alternativos para la comunicación de la información del programa (por ejemplo, sistema Braille, letras grandes, cintas de audio, lenguaje de señas americano, etc.), deben ponerse en contacto con la agencia (estatal o local) en la que solicitaron los beneficios. Las personas sordas, con dificultades de audición o discapacidades del habla pueden comunicarse con el USDA por medio del Federal Relay Service [Servicio Federal de Retransmisión] al (800) 877-8339. Además, la información del programa se puede proporcionar en otros idiomas.


Para presentar una denuncia de discriminación, complete el Formulario de Denuncia de Discriminación del Programa del USDA, (AD-3027) que está disponible en línea en: How to File a Complaint. y en cualquier oficina del USDA, o bien escriba una carta dirigida al USDA e incluya en la carta toda la información solicitada en el formulario. Para solicitar una copia del formulario de denuncia, llame al (866) 632-9992. Haga llegar su formulario lleno o carta al USDA por:


(1)        correo: 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; o

(3)        correo electrónico::

Esta institución es un proveedor que ofrece igualdad de oportunidades.

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Assistant School Nutrition Director: 
Fran Muhammad
Fran Muhammad: School Nutrition

Responsible for Schools in District 1, 2 and part of 3.

Ms. Muhammad has over 20 years of experience in the school nutrition arena.  She has been a Café Manager, Area Operations Manager and is a Nutrition Coordinator.  Her experience includes Fulton County School District and Atlanta Public Schools.  She is our operational expert and brings a focus on kitchen efficiency and customer service.  As a Nutrition Coordinator she oversees the operations of 16 of our schools and 18 feeding sites (including CCI and PLC).  She leads our District Wellness and Farm to School initiatives.

Nutrition Coordinator:
  Ervin Watson