Ga. schools honored for bringing in local food

In 2011, 3 million meals featuring locally produced food were served in more than 650 Georgia schools as part of program.

March 14—Appling County (Ga.) School System was recognized at the state capitol for its participation in the 5 Million Meals campaign, a statewide effort to get more local food in schools.

Appling County’s nutrition director, Erica Pinkney, pledged to support her local economy and local farmers by increasing the amount of local food served to her students through farm to school programs, and for this Appling County was one of 25 school districts awarded the Golden Radish award.