Georgia has a vision for the future of its School Nutrition Farm to School Program that is bringing together farmers across the state with the next generation of consumers. Georgia school districts are implementing farm to school programs. From buying local food to growing school gardens to teaching children where their food comes from, Georgia is “bringing the farm to school.”
The 2020 Vision for School Nutrition is a joint, collaborative initiative between the Georgia Departments of Agriculture, Education, and Public Health. The goals of this program are to:
- Provide quality foods that are safe and nutritious to Georgia’s students.
- Support agriculture by strengthening local markets.
- Make students aware of the origins of foods they enjoy.
- Reduce the carbon footprint of foods utilized.
The 2020 Vision was launched in late 2015 with this initiative aim: By the start of the 2020 school year, at least 20% of the required menu components for the student meal will be comprised of Georgia grown products. In addition, at least 20% of the schools in Georgia will be challenged to have at least 50% of the required menu components for the student meal comprised of Georgia grown products. LEARN MORE