Ben Hill County Child Nutrition Program

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Our Mission

  • To enhance each student's ability to learn by providing nutritionally sound, appealing and tasty meals.  To educate the community and its students (with TLC) about the healthy choices that Nutrition Services provides. To become recognized as a part of the educational day within Ben Hill County School District.


  • 2019 Summer Meals Hotline. 

    Simple to Use!
    To receive information about open summer meal sites, users text ‘FOOD’ to 877-877 and receive a text back prompting them to enter a street address, city and state and/or zip code for their desired location. The service then provides information about nearby meal sites, or information about how to access other food resources if no sites are operating in the vicinity.

    See the below attachment for more information. 

    2019 Summer Texting Overview

    2019 Summer Texting FAQ

    Text English   Text Spanish

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  • The Ben Hill County Nutrition Program would like to wish everyone a Awesome Summer Break! 

    Summer Vaca


    We look forward to seeing you all in the 2019-2020 School Year! 

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  • May 2019 Retirees

    We would like to give a special Thank You to two ladies who are retiring at the end of this school year: Cathryn Reynold at BHP and Teresa Reynolds at BHE.

    The School Nutrition Program would like to Thank You for all your hard work and dedication! We will miss you! Enjoy Your Retirement! 

    Retirees Happy Retirement

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  • Grab & Go Breakfast Carts - Starting November 6, 2018

    *New 2nd Chance Breakfast Option for all schools* Students who are tardy, get hungry later, or those selective eaters now have an alternative breakfast option.

    Grab & Go Bags will contain either a Muffin, Bread Loaf, PopTart, or Breakfast Bar plus a Fruit and Juice Box. 

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Meet Our Team

  • The cafeteria managers at each of Ben Hill's five schools are responsible and caring people who work with their dedicated staff to provide your children with nutritious meals in a pleasant atmosphere each day. They are dedicated to excellent service and happy customers; feel free to contact them if you need more information about your child's cafeteria.

    Fitzgerald High School

    Volene Walton (229) 409-5554

    Ben Hill Middle School

    George Brown (229) 409-5582

    Ben Hill Elementary School

    Teresa Reynolds (229) 409-5589

    Ben Hill Primary

    Cathy Reynolds (229) 409-5596

    Ben Hill Pre-K

    Teresa Hill (229) 409-5602

    Central Office

    Martha Dixon (229) 409-5500 ext. 5529

    Casey Hampton (229) 409-5500 ext. 5551

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Offer vs Serve

  • For school year 2018-2019, the Child Nutrition Program will be implementing a new procedure for serving breakfast and lunch. This procedure is called "Offer vs Serve" and enables all students to choose food items that they like and will eat. 

    There are five components involved on each menu; of these five, students must choose three. The main entree (meat, grain, or vegetable) will be served to every student. All other choices will be available on serving lines and students must choose at least two other items among vegetables, fruit, bread, or milk. However, all items can be chosen if desired by the student. Also, milk will now be a choice and not requirement for a reimbursement meal. 

    Implementing this new procedure will save on food waste and cost. Thank you for your patience and cooperation during this transitional period. 

Eat Right
Georgia School Nutrition

USDA Nondiscrimination Statement

  • Ben Hill County School Nutrition Program is an equal opportunity provider and employer. Market conditions, delivery, availability of food, and special food activities may require changes in menus on very short notice at individual schools.


    USDA Nondiscrimination Statement

     SNAP and FDPIR State or local agencies, and their subrecipients, must post the following Nondiscrimination Statement:

    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, religious creed, disability, age, political beliefs, 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:

    This institution is an equal opportunity provider.


    USDA Nondiscrimination Statement 2015 (Spanish Translation)

     SNAP and FDPIR State or local agencies, and their subrecipients, must post the following Nondiscrimination Statement:

     Las agencias estatales o locales de SNAP y FDPIR, y sus beneficiarios secundarios, deben publicar el siguiente Aviso de No Discriminación:

     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, credo religioso, discapacidad, edad, creencias políticas, 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 con discapacidades del habla pueden comunicarse con el USDA por medio del Federal Relay Service [Servicio Federal de Retransmisión] llamando 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: 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.