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FoodCorps Friday- Exploring Creativity with Food and Gardening By Deanna Perlman, Walton County Soil and Water Conservation District FoodCorps AmeriCorps service member   It all started with a lesson about whole grains. I was showing my students how to make waffles using whole wheat flour and brought blueberries to top them off. At that moment, […]

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FoodCorps Friday- Measuring Up: Teaching Kids to Love Cooking   By, Sara Black, Carrollton City Schools School Nutrition Program FoodCorps service member I can’t remember when I first learned to love working with food. Maybe it was every time my grandmother came to visit and taught me how to make shortbread. She used three ingredients–butter, […]

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FoodCorps Friday-Continuing Farm to School Programming Over the Summer By, Carrollton City Schools service member, Dory Cooper       The last day of school has arrived for many Georgia schools and with it, some really exciting opportunities to continue garden and nutrition education throughout the summer.     Summer Feeding Programs USDA sponsored Summer […]

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FoodCorps Friday- Art and Therapy in the Garden By, Captain Planet Foundation service member, Dasia Harmon It has been an amazing school year to say the least. I’ve had a great opportunity to get to know so many young minds and teach them about healthy food. We explored healthy food through so many avenues: through […]

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FoodCorps Friday- Seeds are the Ultimate Symbol of Hope By, Captain Planet Foundation service member, Susie Pope   There is something very spiritual about gardening. There is something even more spiritual about gardening with kids. If I were to try to describe what I mean by this I would use words like “nurturing,” “patience,” “growth” […]

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FoodCorps Friday-Mindfulness in the Garden By, Food Bank of Northeast Georgia service member, Susie Burton   Springtime brings fresh rain, beautiful blooms, and for Georgia educators, the high-stakes, demanding period of Milestones testing.  In the weeks directly before and during Milestone, it’s infeasible for most testing classes to get out and learn in the school […]

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FoodCorps Friday-Taking School Lunch Out of the Cafeteria and into the Community By Athens Land Trust service member, Kana Miller   What do you think of when you hear the phrase, “School Lunch”? In my service experience so far, school lunch is a topic that comes up often. Whenever I hear someone talking about school […]

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FoodCorps Friday- Celebrating Ag Heroes By, Carrollton City Schools service member, Dory Cooper   As a part of National Ag Hero Day, my 1st grade after-school group learned about the Georgia dairy industry and what makes dairy farmers Ag Heros.   First, we made our very own yogurt parfaits. I chose to recreate a “peaches […]

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