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 →

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 →

58 APS Schools Selected to Pilot Free Meal Reimbursement Program

Atlanta Public Schools (APS) was selected to implement the Community Eligibility Option (CEO) program for free meal reimbursement during the 2013-14 school year.  Through CEO, 58 APS elementary, middle and high schools will offer meals at no charge to all students.  Georgia is one of 11 states chosen to pilot this innovative nutrition program. The... Continue Reading →

Falcons Player Trades in his Jersey for an Apron at Bunche

Atlanta Falcons defensive tackle, Jonathan Babineaux, donned an apron and chef's hat at Bunche Middle School to promote healthy lunch programs. Babineaux served lunch to the 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students as he encouraged them to make healthy selections during lunchtime.  He stressed the importance of students incorporating more nutritional items, such as fruits... Continue Reading →

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