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Tifton school selected for state nutrition program

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TIFTON, GA (WALB) -

Annie Bell Clark Elementary in Tifton is one of five schools selected to participate in the third "Feed My School for a Week" Program. 

The Georgia Department of Agriculture "Feed My School" program increases awareness about the importance of proper nutrition and healthy eating, while assisting schools in sourcing local produce and products.

It aims to help bridge the gap in the nutritional value and quality of food served in Georgia schools, while providing more farm to cafeteria opportunities.

The result will be healthier Georgia students, decreased barriers in farm to school efforts and increased awareness as students learn and experience, both educationally and nutritionally, where their food comes from.

For a week, all lunches will have at least 75% Georgia Grown food, and schools will host an agriculture guest speakers and  "taste tests" for Georgia commodities.

The other schools are: Cave Springs Elementary in Rome, Claxton Elementary in Claxton, Commerce Primary School in Commerce and Mossy Creek Elementary in Cleveland.

 

 

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