Celebrating the CCSD School Nutrition program’s win of a Georgia USDA Best Practice Award winner in the category of Farm to School Programs are, from left to right, Holly Springs ES STEM Academy School Nutrition Manager Malynda Wehunt; CCSD School Nutrition Director Tina Farmer; CCSD School Nutrition Coordinator Tiffany Ridley; and Creekview HS School Nutrition Manager Julie Lawrence.
The Cherokee County School District was honored with two awards at the Georgia School Nutrition Association’s annual fall luncheon this week!
The School District’s School Nutrition program, which is led by Director Tina Farmer, was formally recognized at the event as a Georgia USDA Best Practice Award winner in the category of Farm to School Programs.
The State announced this summer that CCSD had earned the prestigious award, which honors school nutrition programs that serve locally grown foods and educate students about them, for the second consecutive year.
Ms. Farmer accepted the award with CCSD School Nutrition Coordinator Tiffany Ridley; Holly Springs Elementary School STEM Academy School Nutrition Manager Malynda Wehunt; and Creekview High School School Nutrition Manager Julie Lawrence. Ms. Wehunt represents the 7th District, which includes Cherokee and other northwest counties, on Georgia School Nutrition Association (GSNA) Board.
Also during the luncheon, CCSD Chief Communications Officer Barbara Jacoby was presented with a GSNA Media Award in recognition of her efforts to promote the School Nutrition program. This promotion has included highlighting the program’s growing number of fresh fruit and vegetable choices at every meal, including its Farm to School initiative; the increased use of menu items made from scratch in school kitchens; and the greater attention now paid to students’ special dietary needs.
CCSD School Nutrition Director Tina Farmer, right, congratulates Chief Communications Officer Barbara Jacoby, who received a Georgia School Nutrition Association Media Award.