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 →

Atlanta Public Schools Receives 2016 Excellence in Food Service Award

By: Alicia Sands Lurry Atlanta Public Schools recently received the 2016 United Fresh Produce Excellence in Foodservice Award. Held June 20-22 in Chicago, the awards ceremony was held during the United Fresh 2016 convention and trade show. The winning categories included business in industry; casual and family dining restaurants; colleges and universities; fine dining; hotels and healthcare; K-12 food... Continue Reading →

APS Nutrition Department Announces Outstanding Student Wellness Ambassador Schools

As Atlanta Public Schools concluded the 2015-2016 school year, the APS Nutrition Department announced its annual "Outstanding Student Wellness Ambassador" (SWA) School winners. Warren T. Jackson, L.O. Kimberly and Parkside elementary schools received "outstanding" honors after illustrating their schools' efforts to promote health and wellness in the annual SWA video contest. While Kimberly SWAs stayed... Continue Reading →

APS Celebrates Earth Day with District Grown Garden Menu

By: Taylor R. Jones Friday, April 22, represents Earth Day! And what more satisfying way to celebrate than to taste fresh grown herbs and vegetables? Today, the Atlanta Public Schools (APS) Nutrition Department served chicken with pasta and green beans seasoned with district-grown garden herbs in all APS cafeterias.   The fresh rosemary and basil... 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 →

Atlanta Public Schools Receives $10,000 “Hometown Grant” from Atlanta Falcons and Georgia Dairy Families for nutrition and physical fitness

ATLANTA – The Atlanta Falcons and Southeast Dairy Association awarded Atlanta Public Schools (APS) with a $10,000 NFL “Hometown Grant” to support healthy nutrition and physical activity programs at four elementary schools in the Booker T. Washington High School cluster. Atlanta Public Schools Superintendent Meria J. Carstarphen, Atlanta Falcons player Matt Bosher and representatives from... 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 →

Atlanta Public Schools organizes an international salute to school lunch

National School Lunch Week aims to get kids excited about healthy food choices More than 32 million children eat school lunch across the USA every day, and Atlanta Public Schools will celebrate these healthy lunch choices from October 15-18 during National School Lunch Week.  This year’s event theme is “Healthy International Meals,” so celebrity and... Continue Reading →

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