USDA Official Visits Mays High School to see Successful Farm-to-School Program

When Atlanta Public Schools Nutrition Director Dr. Marilyn Hughes came to the district her vision was to create a nutrition program that connected the cafeteria, the classroom and the community. More than a decade later that vision is a reality at a number of schools throughout the district, including Mays High School, where its teachers... Continue Reading →

Maynard Jackson High School Hosts State, National Visitors During National School Breakfast Week

By Seth Coleman Fish and grits for breakfast? At school? Yes, please! The quintessential southern morning meal was on the menu, Wednesday  (March 9) at Maynard H. Jackson High School, to provide a little something special in honor of National School Breakfast Week (March 7-11) for students, faculty, staff and visitors to the campus. The... Continue Reading →

50 APS Schools Participate in Supper On Site Program

Fifty Atlanta Public School (APS) sites have been approved to participate in the Bright from the Start Supper Meal Program for the 2014-2015 school year. A collaborative effort between the APS Nutrition Department and the Expanded Day/Special Projects Department, the “Supper on Site” Program provides students with a free afterschool supper while attending their participating... Continue Reading →

A taste of things to come from Atlanta Public Schools’ Nutrition department

APS is planning to "kick it up a notch" in the school lunchroom on the first day of school. Students at four schools will find extra treats in the cafeteria when they return on Monday, August 4. The Southeast United Dairy Industry Association will be on hand to provide students at Bolton Academy with nutritional information and... Continue Reading →

APS Nutrition and Office of Early Learning host a first-ever Winter Fun-Land event

The Atlanta Public Schools Nutrition Department and Office of Early Learning collaborated for a first-ever Winter Fun-Land event held at Crim Open Campus. Nearly 500 pre-kindergarten students in the Head Start program were invited to this holiday event for a healthy meal and to learn about nutrition in the process. This four-day event was sponsored... Continue Reading →

APS celebrates National School Lunch Week with International Theme

APS joined the nation in celebrating healthy lunch choices during National School Lunch Week with the theme, “Healthy International Meals” from October 15-18.  Celebrity chefs and volunteer chefs visited 12 APS schools from October 15-18 to promote the benefits of healthy school lunches, and celebrate the flavors, ingredients, and culture of various countries throughout the world. During... Continue Reading →

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