From left to right, Ms. Jordan, Ms. Farmer and Ms. Poole celebrate the award and CCSD's Farm-to-School success.
Congratulations to CCSD's School Nutrition program, which formally accepted its Platinum-level Golden Radish Award at an awards ceremony in Atlanta today!
CCSD School Nutrition, which serves 5 million meals each year in our school cafeterias, won the award from Georgia’s Departments of Agriculture, Public Health and Education, and Georgia Organics.
Platinum is the highest recognition awarded to Georgia school nutrition programs for farm-to-school programs. In CCSD, this initiative includes serving locally grown food in cafeterias, teaching students science through school gardens, demonstrating how to cook healthy meals and more.
CCSD School Nutrition Director Tina Farmer accepted the award with School Board Members Patsy Jordan and Kelly Poole and Chief Financial Officer Ken Owen.
At the Georgia Department of Education we’re focused on expanding opportunities for Georgia’s kids, and farm to school is a perfect example of that,” State School Superintendent Richard Woods said. “When students have access to fresh, local foods they’re better prepared to learn – and they can connect with Georgia agriculture, one of our state’s largest industries.”