School Nutrition: Breakfast & Lunch

Students are welcome to bring in lunch from home or participate in the school’s lunch program. DATE Academy participates in the National School Breakfast and Lunch Program.


                                          School Meals

Students are required to either pay for meals or be determined eligible to receive free or reduced-price meal benefits.  

All students may apply to receive free or reduced price meals at DATE Academy by completing an online School Meals Application. Your child’s completed application could help our school receive potential funding for our programs, so we ask that all families complete a new application each school year. 

Applying for meal benefits is fast, easy, and free. Now you can apply for free or reduced-price school meals the easy way online.


Save time and apply online!


Step 1: Web-based Meal Application Link: CLICK HERE
Step 2: Select Apply Online
Step 3: Register
Step 4: Select I’m a Parent
Step 5: Type in DeKalb County School District
Step 6: Create username and password
Step 7: Click on Apply for Free and Reduced Benefits located in the middle of the screen. When you get to the information for students, skip the school and it will populate once you save it.


And just like that your application is complete!


Remember all information is confidential.  Once the online application is submitted and validated, the eligibility status of your child(ren) will be sent home. 


               Payment for school meals, using PayForIt

PayForIt offers the ability to view meal account balances and dates your child eats a meal.  Users can also set up low or negative balance alerts.  PayForIt is your one stop shop for managing your child’s school-related payments.  Creating an account is simple and FREE. Click here to get started.


Signing Up is FREE & EASY!


  1. Go to Click “Register for a FREE Account”
    2. Add your student(s) using their student ID number

Your new PayForIt account just made life that much easier!

If you have any questions about registering or any problems with the PayForIt website, please contact Ms. Caddell at


                                Nutrition Information

The DATE Academy is committed to providing our students with wholesome and nutritious meals.Please click here for menu, which includes allergen and nutritional information.


Meal Cost
Breakfast $1.95
Lunch $3.10
Daily Cost for Breakfast and Lunch $5.05


Frequently visit our website for updated information or email for any additional questions, comments and or concerns.


DATE Wellness Policy
DATE Academy recognizes the important role that schools play in the development of children’s lifelong health habits, their ability to learn, and their overall well-being. Schools can improve the health of students not only by educating them about the importance of healthy behaviors but also by implementing policies and creating environments that facilitate those behaviors. Therefore, GLOBE establishes the following policy to promote the health and wellness of students and staff and to ensure its schools comply with those standards established by federal and state law. Click here to view the Wellness policy.


                                Triennial Assessment

According to the USDA Final Rule, Local Educational Agencies (LEAs) must conduct a comprehensive assessment of the Local School Wellness Policy (LSWP) by June 30, 2021. The Triennial Assessment (TEA) requires LEAs to assess compliance with their LSWP and to make this assessment available to the public. The Triennial Assessment is comprised of four components: 

Comparison to a model LSWP 

The extent of compliance for all schools with the District LSWP

Progress made in attaining the goals of the wellness policy

Triennial Assessment report to the public

We hope that the results of the triennial assessment help to outline the efforts underway at DATE. Click here to view the Triennial Assessment SY21.

 If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Caddell, at



                          Non-Discrimination 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


Para todos los demás programas de asistencia de nutrición del FNS, agencias estatales o locales y sus subreceptores, deben publicar la siguiente Declaración de No Discriminación: De acuerdo con la ley federal de derechos civiles y las normas y políticas de derechos civiles del Departamento de Agricultura de los Estados Unidos (USDA), esta entidad está prohibida de discriminar por motivos de raza, color, origen nacional, sexo (incluyendo identidad de género y orientación sexual), discapacidad, edad, o represalia o retorsión por actividades previas de derechos civiles. La información sobre el programa puede estar disponible en otros idiomas que no sean el inglés. Las personas con discapacidades que requieren medios alternos de comunicación para obtener la información del programa (por ejemplo, Braille, letra grande, cinta de audio, lenguaje de señas americano (ASL), etc.) deben comunicarse con la agencia local o estatal responsable de administrar el programa o con el Centro TARGET del USDA al (202) 720-2600 (voz y TTY) o comuníquese con el USDA a través del Servicio Federal de Retransmisión al (800) 877-8339. Para presentar una queja por discriminación en el programa, el reclamante debe llenar un formulario AD-3027, formulario de queja por discriminación en el programa del USDA, el cual puede obtenerse en línea en:, de cualquier oficina de USDA, llamando al (866) 632-9992, o escribiendo una carta dirigida a USDA. La carta debe contener el nombre del demandante, la dirección, el número de teléfono y una descripción escrita de la acción discriminatoria alegada con suficiente detalle para informar al Subsecretario de Derechos Civiles (ASCR) sobre la naturaleza y fecha de una presunta violación de derechos civiles. El formulario AD-3027 completado o la carta debe presentarse a USDA por:

U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or
(833)256-1665 o (202) 690-7442; o
(3)correo electró

Esta entidad es un proveedor que brinda igualdad de oportunidades.