Savannah-Chatham County Public School System

SCCPSS School Food and Nutrition Program Awarded Gold Level Golden Radish Award for Farm to School Efforts

Published on: 10/23/2018

​Savannah-Chatham County Public Schools have been awarded a Golden Radish Award at the Gold level for the district’s Farm to School efforts.  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 cooking and gardening activities in curriculum.  SCCPSS has been awarded at the Silver Level over the last few years.

Georgia is a leader in school nutrition. Eighty-four of Georgia’s 181 school districts participate in the Golden Radish Awards program and more than 45 percent of districts have farm to school programs. These programs teach students about food and agriculture through hands-on food and garden education, supporting the local economy through local food purchases for school meals, and fighting childhood obesity and other preventable, food-related disease.

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