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    Farm to School


     
    Fresh, Georgia Grown products, are being made available to the students of Henry County Schools.  We have joined numerous other schools districts across the state in making local products available through increased Farm to School efforts (F2S).
    Agriculture is Georgia’s oldest and largest industry, contributing more than $71 billion to the state’s annual economy. In 2004, the National Farm to School program began connecting locally grown foods with school cafeterias. Over the past decade, the F2S movement has exploded across the U.S. and is highlighted in everything from school gardens and farm field trips to local food on cafeteria trays. F2S practices help children connect with their food and make healthier choices while also creating new markets for local and regional farmers.

    Each month, the School Nutrition Program works closely with a contracted produce distributor to find local or regional farmers to supply farm fresh fruits or vegetables to all school cafeterias!
     
    Because local grown produce is cultivated close to home, it helps support our local farming economy and takes less fuel to get to our cafeterias.  Not only is the farm fresh produce good for the environment, but fruits and vegetables are also great for our bodies!
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    In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA. 

    Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits.  Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.  Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

    To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

    (1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
    1400 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;

    (2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or

    (3) email: program.intake@usda.gov. 

    ​This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

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