‘Feed My School for a Week’ is a partnership between the Richmond County School System and the Georgia Department of Agriculture to educate students about the nutritional quality of locally grown food. Monte Sano Elementary school was selected to participate, allowing the menu to be catered around locally grown fruits and vegetables.
The Feed My School initiative increases the nutritional value and quality of food in Georgia schools and bridges the communication gaps from the farm to the cafeteria, resulting in healthier Georgia children. As the mission continues to expand and reach every school across the state, there will be decreased barriers in the farm to school efforts and increased awareness as students learn and experience, both educationally and nutritionally.
Monte Sano Elementary school students will participate in a week long educational and nutritional program that includes a farmer field day, smoothie parties, and visits from local farmers. Students began the week-long initiative with a kickoff fall festival that featured the Georgia Commissioner of Agriculture, Gary Black and Superintendent Dr. Angela Pringle as guest speakers.