In addition to the monthly featured items, ingredients in school meals are locally sourced whenever possible!
The Fulton County School Nutrition Program
has participated in the National Farm to School Initiative since 2011, offering all students access to locally and regionally grown fresh produce!
Each month, the School Nutrition Program works closely with a contracted produce distributor to find local or regional farmers to supply farm fresh fruits or vegetables to all school cafeterias! Since the beginning of the initiative, students have had access to farm fresh collard greens, cabbage, celery, kale, tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, zucchini, yellow squash, apples, oranges, watermelon, strawberries, and more!
Because the local and regionally grown produce is cultivated close to home it helps support our local farming economy, and takes less fuel to get to our cafeterias! Not only is the farm fresh produce good for the environment, but also great for our bodies! Check out your school cafeteria today to find out what is being served farm fresh!
Fulton County Schools was recognized with the Golden Radish Award, a prestigious state-wide farm to school distinction which acknowledges the outstanding leadership of school representatives building comprehensive farm to school programs.
Pictured left to right Richard Woods, State Superintendent, Kathleen E. Toomey, GA Dept. of Public Health Commissioner and State Health Officer, Michael J. Martin, UGA Director of Extension County Operations, Alyssia Wright, Executive Director School Nutrition, Amy Jacobs, Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning Commissioner, and Joe Reynolds, Georgia Organics Board President at the 2019 Golden Radish Award Ceremony.
2019 Golden Radish Award PLATINUM level Recognition by GA Dept of Agriculture
2018 Golden Radish Award PLATINUM level Recognition by GA Dept of Agriculture
2017 Golden Radish Award PLATINUM level Recognition by GA Dept of Agriculture
2016 Golden Radish Award GOLD level Recognition by GA Dept of Agriculture
2015 Golden Radish Award SILVER level Recognition by GA Dept of Agriculture
2014 Golden Radish Award SILVER level Recognition by GA Dept of Agriculture