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DCSS receives farm to school award

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The Dougherty County school system is recognized for their work incorporating healthy food in the classroom.

The system was one of 30 honored by the state with the Golden Radish Award, which acknowledges their efforts for the farm to school collaboration.

Dougherty County uses locally grown food items in school meals, has teaching gardens and incorporates farm to school into the curriculum.

"It's about a healthier generation and most important, academic achievement. Because along with that garden, there's math, there's science, there's journal entries," said Blaine Allen, the DCSS Nutrition Director.

School officials say their farm to school program is made possible with several partners including, City of Albany Parks and Rec, Phoebe's Network of Trust and University of Georgia Cooperative extension.

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