City Schools of Decatur recognized for Farm to School program

Posted by Ellie Ritter October 18, 2018

The cafeteria at Westchester Elementary. Photo provided to Decaturish by Allison Goodman

In recognition of its Farm to School program, City Schools of Decatur has received another Golden Radish Award.

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,” a press release announcing the award said.

The school system earned recognition at the “gold” level, which it got last year as well. CSD also received the award in 2015 for its Farm to School program, which was implemented in 2009.

According to the press release, 84 Georgia school districts were recognized for the award.

“These programs teach students about food and agriculture through hands-on food and garden education, supporting the local economy through local food purchases for school meals, and fighting childhood obesity and other preventable, food-related disease,” the release said.

CSD will be recognized at an awards ceremony on Oct. 22.

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