The Schools Nutrition Program of the Savannah-Chatham County Public Schools has been named a 2020 Vision District for achieving the 2020 Vision goal for school nutrition.
In December 2015, leaders in the agriculture, education and public health sectors joined forces to increase the presence of more nutritious, local foods in Georgia's school cafeterias. The Georgia Department of Education's School Nutrition Program and the Georgia Department of Agriculture set the goal of including Georgia Grown foods in at least 20 percent of each school meal to students in Georgia. SCCPSS's School Nutrition Program partners with the GaDOE and Ga Dept of Agriculture is committing to the vision of regularly serving fresh, local foods and working collaboratively with school nutrition professionals and agriculture producers across the state.
“The School Nutrition Program provides three main areas of support: quality meals, student and community engagement and professional development," said Dr. Linette Dodson, Georgia School Nutrition Director. “Farm to School helps integrate these three main areas into school meals that aid in providing coordinated support across the state for higher student achievement."
Onetha Bonaparte, School Nutrition Director for SCCPSS, said “School nutrition positively impacts student performance and we are proud to work with local agencies and the entire community to serve the whole child."