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.