Gwinnett County Public Schools (GCPS) has been awarded the “USDA Best Practice Award” for its farm-to-school initiative.
The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) recognized GCPS for their efforts to partner with Georgia farmers to provide locally grown fruits and vegetables in school cafeterias.
Now entering its third year, GCPS’ farm-to-school program features different locally grown produce each month. According to a GCPS press release, GCPS provided more than 1.14 million servings of fruits or vegetables native to Georgia during the 2011-2012 school year.
This is the second year the school system has been honored by the USDA for the farm-to-school initiative.
Visit the GCPS nutrition program website for additional information on the farm-to-school initiative.