Savannah-Chatham County Public School System

SCCPSS School Food and Nutrition Program Awarded Gold Level Golden Radish Award for Second Year in a Row

Published on: 9/18/2019

​Savannah-Chatham County Public Schools have once again 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.  

Some of the District’s best practices cited by evaluators in determining the award include:

·         The District celebrated October Farm to School Month and Kickin’ it with Kale by serving locally grown kale purchased from Sunrise Produce in a kale apple salad.

·         At May Howard Elementary, social studies teachers grew peanuts with the students as part of history lessons on Georgia crops and food production. 

·         During social studies lessons, elementary students studied the topographical features of Georgia such as soil types and features unique to the state that influence plant growth.

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Georgia is a leader in school nutrition. 90 of Georgia’s 181 school districts were recognized at either the Platinum, Gold, Silver, Bronze or Honorary level in the Golden Radish Awards program this year.

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