West Chatham picked for 'Feed My School for a Week'
West Chatham Elementary selected for Feed My School for a Week program. (Source: Ga. Dept. of Agriculture)
SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) -
West Chatham Elementary
is one of five Georgia schools selected to participate in the second annual Feed
My School for a Week program.
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