ATLANTA – Bleckley, Colquitt and Hall counties were selected for the “Feed My School for a Week” program during the 2011-2012 school years. The program will teach Georgia students about where their food comes from making them more aware of the importance of proper nutrition.
According to the State Superintendant Dr. John Barge, “Georgia is second in the nation in childhood obesity. The Freed My School for a Week program is a great first step in raising students’ awareness of nutritional options as well as promoting healthier meals in our schools”.
The schools will be hosting a guest speaker, holding taste tests, and will hold an essay contest. During a one-week period, in the spring semester, all lunches served will consist of 75-100 percent Georgia grown food. State schools have been, progressively, attempting to integrate Farm-to-School meals.
Also, during the week, schools will hold additional educational activities and art contests.