West Chatham Elementary is one of five Georgia schools selected to participate in the second annual Feed My School for a Week program.
The announcement was made Friday morning by Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Gary W. Black and State School Superintendent Dr. John Barge.
Feed My School works to raise awareness about the importance of proper nutrition and healthy eating and assists schools sources of local produce and products, according to the Ga. Dept. of Agriculture news release.
The program is working to provide more farm-to-cafeteria options for schools
and raise the nutritional value and quality of food served to students.
As part of the program,
lunches for one week next semester will be 75 to 100 percent Georgia Grown. Schools
will host an agricultural guest speaker, hold taste tests and essay and art
The four other schools selected
for the 2013 program are Skyview Elementary School in Macon, Sharon Elementary
in Cumming, Colbert Elementary in Danielsville and Southside Elementary School
For more details about the program, go to http://www.agr.georgia.gov/feed-my-school-for-a-week.aspx.
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