What is Farm to School?
Farm to school enriches the connection communities have with fresh, healthy food and local food producers by changing food purchasing and education practices at schools and preschools.
Why does it matter?
Georgia ranks #4 in the nation for fruit and vegetable production, but GA residents spend 80% of their income on food produced outside of GA! If the average household just spent $10 a month on locally grown produce, 1.9 BILLION dollars would be put back into the GA economy annually.
We love our local farmers!
What is Feed My School?
Feed My School helps bridge the gaps in the nutritional value and quality of food served in Georgia schools, while providing more farm to cafeteria opportunities. The result is healthier students, decreased barriers in farm to cafeteria opportunities and increased awareness as students learn and experience, both educationally and nutritionally, where their food comes from.
Mission of “Feed My School: The Feed My School initiative increases the nutritional value and quality of food in Georgia schools and bridges the communication gaps from the farm to the cafeteria, resulting in healthier Georgia children. As the mission continues to expand and reach every school across the state, there will be decreased barriers in the farm to school efforts and increased awareness as students learn and experience, both educationally and nutritionally, where their food comes from.
Being one of six counties chosen in Georgia, Burke County sourced from seventeen local farms, with four of the seventeen coming from farms located in Burke County.
Burke County School Nutrition Awards
Gold Level Recipient for 2014, 2015 and 2016
2016 Outstanding District of the Year for Georgia
GA SNP Best Practice Award 2015, 2016
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