In an effort to help fix this issue and alleviate some of the obstacles schools face when attempting to provide healthy food options, the GDA and the state Department of Education implemented theGeorgia Grown Feed My School for a Week program in 2011.
Feed My School for a Week helps raise the nutritional value and quality of food provided in schools. It also bridges the communication gap between the farm and cafeteria so there is better access to locally grown products. For one week, participating schools serve lunches comprised of 75-100percent Georgia Grown items. They also arrange events that allow students to engage in activities such as taste testing.
This year, Mountain View Elementary, Nahunta Primary, A. Dorothy Hains Elementary, Lyons Upper Elementary, C.J. Hicks Elementary, Banks County Elementary, A.L. Burruss Elementary, and Greater Atlanta Christian School will be added to the program for a total of 27 participants.
Read more: http://www.gpb.org/blogs/education-matters/2016/05/06/feed-my-school-for-week-adds-eight-more-schools
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