From Garden to Cafeteria: Students learn how to grow healthy food

By: Sue G. Collins - Reprinted with permission by INTown Paper Budding gardeners in 50 Atlanta Public Schools are growing food to help feed the district’s 45,000 students thanks to grants, community volunteers and the support of the APS nutrition department. Last month, students in the Maynard H. Jackson High School (MJHS) garden club planted carrots, spinach and... 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 →

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 →

Produce of the Month: Romaine lettuce

This month APS’ nutrition department is celebrating Romaine lettuce from Fresh-Pick Farms in Kinston, N.C., as its produce of the month. Did you know that every day as a part of our Fruit & Veggie Selection, we serve fresh Romaine lettuce from North Carolina? North Carolina has been home to Romaine lettuce production since the late... Continue Reading →

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