School Nutrition Across MCS

  • Wellness Program

    In 2010, Congress passed the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 ( Sec. 204 of Public Law 111-296), and added new provisions for local school wellness policies related to implementation, evaluation, and publicly reporting on progress of local school wellness policies.  Our district's Wellness Policy EEE drives our devotion in getting involved with local communities and programs that promote healthy lifestules through nutrition education.  The MCS School Nutrition Program collaborates with many internal stakeholders to provide a wide variety of wellness educational opportunities to both our students and staff members.  In addition, an annual summary is provided to the Marietta City Schools Board of Education. Click Here to view last school year's summary of wellness activities available under the September 11, 2018 agenda. 

    Please click here to take our MCS Wellness Policy Survey 


    Cindy Kanarek Culver, Ms, RDN, LD                                           

    Director of School Nutrition

    Marietta City Schools

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    Online Applications 

    2018-2019 School Meal Applications ARE NOW AVAILABLE!!! Marietta City Schools, School Nutrition Program must complete a new base year for ALL MCS Schools.  ALL MCS families and households are encouraged to complete an application for SY 2018-2019.  This includes students at Lockheed, Sawyer Rd, Park St, Hickory Hills, and Dunleith. To Clarify, ALL students Pre-K-12 are eligible/allowed to receive breakfast at no cost.  For SY 2018-2019 students at Lockheed, Sawyer Rd, Park St, Hickory Hills, and Dunleith will continue to receive lunch at no cost.  Yet, during the 2018-2019 SY households are encouraged to complete a Free & Reduced Meal Application and most importantly, encourage your students to eat breakfast and lunch at their school.

Meal Pricing for 2018-2019

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      Student Breakfast Student Lunch Reduced Lunch
    Elementary No Charge $2.35 $0.40
    No Charge $2.40 $0.40
    MHS, PLC No Charge $2.45 $0.40
    Provision II
    Schools: *
    No Charge No Charge: ALL households are encouraged to complete a School Meals Application to assist in Base Year Review. No Charge

      Adult Breakfast Adult Lunch
    All Schools
    $1.50 $3.50

    * Provision II Schools: Park Street, Dunleith, Lockheed, Sawyer Road, Hickory Hills
    The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is an equal opportunity provider and employer.


  • Serving over two million safe meals each school year

    Keys to Excellence logo The School Nutrition Program strives to serve the students of Marietta City Schools, appealing, nutritious and safe meals in a pleasant atmosphere.

    Monthly menus are planned centrally in accordance with federal guidelines of the United States Department of Agriculture and distributed each month to the students. Breakfast is offered to all students. All schools offer choices (offer verses serve) for students in the lunch menu. By the last day of school, our program will have provided over two million safe meals to our students and staff. Good nutrition is essential for learning as we serve education every day.

    Look Who’s Catering School Nutrition Logo

    We’re excited to announce that the MCS School Nutrition Department now offers catering not only to the MCS District, but for any of your Community, Athletic, Professional Learning, or Family Events just to name a few.

    Place your catering order here:

    pdf icon Catering Menu      pdf icon Catering Order Guide

    Our facilities are ServSafe Certified

    All food service management is recognized by the International Food Safety Council as certified in food safety. In addition, all employees are trained on ServSafe and 85% of all food service employees are certified. We are also HACCP and OSHA compliant.

    Cobb County Health Inspection Report Scores (Spring 2018)

    Marietta High School 100 A
    Sawyer Road Elementary    97 A
    Marietta Center for Advanced Academics 100 A
    A. L. Burruss Elementary  100 A
    Dunleith Elementary   100 A
    Marietta Middle School   100 A
    Lockheed Elementary  100 A
    Marietta Sixth Grade Academy 97 A
    Park Street Elementary    100 A
    Hickory Hills Elementary 100 A
    West Side Elementary 100 A




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USDA Non-Discrimination Statement

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    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: