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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, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.

    Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.

    To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at: https://www.usda.gov/sites/default/files/documents/USDA-OASCR%20P-Complaint-Form-0508-0002-508-11-28-17Fax2Mail.pdf, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted 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; or
    2. fax:
      (833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or
    3. email:
      program.intake@usda.gov

     

    This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

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