Georgia Districts

62%
of Georgia school districts surveyed by USDA say they participate in farm to school activities.

93

1,615

1,226,410

Another 19% of districts surveyed plan to start farm to school activities in the future.

(Note: of the 180 school districts in Georgia, 84% completed the USDA Farm to School Census.)

Highlights

$40,647,400

invested in local food in Georgia
with the average school district spending

17%

of their budget on local products.
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School districts in Georgia are currently buying the following types of local foods:
  • 90%

    fruits
  • 84%

    vegetables
  • 22%

    milk
  • 28%

    meat or poultry

68%

of Georgia districts surveyed plan to increase local food purchases in the future.
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Georgia school districts are serving local items throughout the school day. In Georgia local foods are being served at the following times:
  • 68%

    breakfast
  • 91%

    lunch
  • 6%

    supper
  • 23%

    snacks
  • 26%

    Fresh Fruit & Vegetable Program
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At least

314

school gardens are growing in Georgia
Tend and water those gardens; their benefits are well documented!
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In Georgia,

63%

of School Districts
Are Engaging Preschool Children
in Farm to School Activities.
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In Georgia,

45%

Of School Districts Are Using Local Foods in Summer Meals.
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Learn more about these results. See the details
Based on a tally of the number of votes received, the school district above was selected as a stand out in Georgia.
What we heard during the nomination process:
We focus on including local produce and grains on our school menus. We are a highly agricultural area and it is exciting to use products grown right here in Bleckley County and our surrounding counties.
Congratulations to all the school districts in Georgia conducting farm to school programs.

From buying local food to planting school gardens to teaching kids where their food comes from, Georgia is ‘bringing the farm to school.’ Peruse the list below for more information on the great work taking place in Georgia.

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