Pickens County Schools Nutrition Services

Beth Thompson, MS, RDN, LD

School Nutrition Director

Email: beththompson@pickenscountyschools.org
Phone # 706-253-1700


The School Nutrition Services department is made up of a team of food and nutrition professionals that are dedicated to students' health, well being and their ability to learn. We support learning by promoting healthy habits for lifelong nutrition and fitness practices.

Meals, foods and beverages sold or served at schools meet state and federal requirements which are based on the USDA Dietary Guidelines. We provide students with access to a variety of affordable and appealing foods that meet the health and nutrition needs of students.

Mission Statement:

To be a part of the education process by providing students with nutritious meals and nutrition education experiences that promote healthy children who are ready to learn.

Non Discrimination Policy



Please be aware that per our district charge policy, we ask that students stop charging meals to their account the last 2 weeks of the school year.

Starting on Thursday May 11, students will only be able to get a school breakfast and/or lunch tray if they have money on their meal account or cash in hand for that meal.  

Please pay all meal charges before the end of the school year, May 25, 2023.


Free and reduced price meals for School Year 2022-2023.  If your family chooses to apply for free or reduced price meals please complete our online meal application.  The online application for free and reduced price meals will be available starting July 18, 2022.  A paper application will also be available on the School Nutrition Services website starting July 18, 2022