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The Georgia Farm to School Summit is brought to you by the Georgia Farm to School Alliance. Who is the Alliance?

 

The Georgia Farm to School Alliance is a network that joins statewide agencies working in food, farming, and nutrition to coalesce resources and support for Farm to School, and to create a dialogue for building statewide programming.

 

Vision: The health of Georgia’s children and our communities is enhanced by increasing consumption of fresh, nutritious, locally gown foods in school meals.

 

Mission: The Georgia Farm to School Alliance will connect schools and local farmers for the purpose of:

  • Serving healthy meals in schools that include locally grown/produced food
  • Helping children develop healthy lifelong eating habits
  • Creating a healthy eating environment which enables children to make healthier choices
  • Increasing children’s knowledge of agriculture, health, and nutrition
  • Supporting Georgia farmers

 

Members include:

  • Georgia Department of Agriculture
  • Georgia Department of Education—Agriculture Education & School Nutrition Programs
  • Georgia Department of Public Health
  • Georgia Farm Bureau
  • Georgia Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association
  • Georgia Organics
  • Let’s Move Salad Bars to Schools in Georgia
  • United States Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Service, Southeast
  • University of Georgia—Center for Agribusiness and Economic Development
  • University of Georgia Cooperative Extension

 

See a list of 2011-2012 Accomplishments here.