The Coffee County School System won Bronze recognition at the 2018 Golden Radish Awards held at the Georgia Freight Depot. The Golden Radish Award publicly recognizes Georgia school districts for best practices in farm to school programs, such as local food procurement, exposing students to new foods through taste tests and incorporating gardening and cooking activities in curriculum.
Coffee County School System received kudos for their work: Locally grown food was served on the school menu every day; Elementary school students were invited to attend a cooking class on kitchen skills where they learned to make parfaits, pizza, and quesadillas. Each student went home with an easy recipe book and a basket of cooking tools, excited to cook for their families; The School Nutrition Department, Principles, Walmart Distribution Managers, Farm Supply Company and the City of Douglas came together for the farm to school training.
The Coffee County School System was one of 84 Georgia School Districts recognized at the awards. Collectively, these districts served more than 1.3 million students a whopping 109 million school meals with locally grown food items during the 2017-18 school year.
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