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  By Angel Mills Burgess Peterson Academy’s (BPA) celebrated the tenth anniversary of its fruit tree orchard and garden on April 12 at its pre-K-5 campus in East Atlanta. Students, teachers, parents, and community members participated in the celebration, which included a full day of events – starting with a half-day teacher training in the […]

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by Renee De Shay Gina Cook is the Nutrition ECE Specialist in Nutrition and Health at Quality Care for Children, a Georgia non-profit focused on improving the quality of childcare in GA, and ensuring parents can access and afford high-quality care. She manages Chefs for Young Children and Farm to Early Care and Education quality improvement initiatives. She […]

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By Renee De Shay Dr. Linette Dodson is a keynote speaker at this year’s Farm to School and Early Care Education Summit. Linette is the Director of School Nutrition for Carrollton City Schools in Carrollton, Ga and has been for nearly 20 years. Throughout her tenure, she’s built an award-winning nutrition and Farm to School program. Carrollton City Schools’ […]

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The Seventh Georgia Farm to School and Early Care and Education Summit will be hosted June 7-8 at Helms College in Macon, Ga. Registration is open NOW. Wande Okunoren-Meadows is delivering a keynote speech at the 2019 Farm to School  and Early Care Education Summit. Wande is the Early Childhood Program Administrator at Little Ones Learning […]

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By: Gabrielle Jackson, Dietetic Intern, Georgia State University The first week of October commemorates an exciting time for early care settings across Georgia- Georgia Pre-K Week! This year marks the 25th anniversary of the Georgia Pre-K Program. The Program began as a pilot by former Governor Zell Miller in 1992 to lay a solid foundation […]

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For the 2018 October Farm to School Month campaign, Kickin’ it with Kale, students at McIntosh Trail Early Childhood Development Council enjoyed kale during a special “Kale Week.” Early Head Start Teacher, Kimberly Spear, shares some of her students’ experiences: To kick off kale week, we read the book The Tiny Seed by Eric Carle. […]

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What a whirlwind! Over the last few weeks, I had the great opportunity to work with Georgia Organics as a Dietetic Intern. Going into this, my only thought was: “I’ll get to work on a farm!” And while I did do just that (and we’ll get into it later), I also got to experience so […]

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By Katherine Hobson From dressing up in a carrot costume, to harvesting fresh lettuce with toddlers and preschoolers, Carol Clarke of Concerted Services Inc. loves sharing her excitement for Farm to Early Care and Education (Farm to ECE) with South Georgia early care providers. Farm to ECE aims to foster a lifelong love of healthy, local […]

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Last week I was invited to attend The Good Food For All convening in Washington DC. Good Food For All is a network of community-based, grassroots and national organizations who share a commitment to working collaboratively to advance racial equity through federal food and farm policy. The Union of Concerned Scientists hosted over 100 Good […]

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On Feb. 3, the Georgia Farm to Early Care and Education Learning Collaborative launched in Macon. The Learning Collaborative selected 18 early child education providers from over 80 submissions to participate in the inaugural year. The Georgia Farm to Early Care and Education Learning Collaborative was created in 2017 with support from the W. K. Kellogg Foundation.  Georgia […]

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