The Cherokee County School District’s School Nutrition program has won a State “Best Practice” Award!
The program, which is led by Director Tina Farmer, has been named a Georgia USDA Best Practice Award winner in the category of Farm to School Programs for the second consecutive year.
“We are committed to providing students with meals that not only meet nutrition standards, but also use fresh, local ingredients in taste-tested recipes made from scratch in our kitchens,” Superintendent of Schools Dr. Brian V. Hightower said. “This honor recognizes our School Nutrition program’s continued success in meeting and exceeding these high expectations. Congratulations to all of our School Nutrition staff on this award!”
A diverse group of judges met to consider each entry, said Nancy Rice, State Director of School Nutrition for the Georgia Department of Education, with only 50 Georgia USDA Best Practice Awards bestowed statewide.
“We take great pride in our winners’ commitment to best practices and want to thank them for working so hard to have the best possible school nutrition programs in all award categories,” Ms. Rice said.
The program will be recognized by the State at the annual Georgia School Nutrition Association kickoff luncheon in the fall and by the Cherokee County School Board and Superintendent of Schools at an upcoming School Board meeting.