Savannah-Chatham School Nutrition Program has been awarded the Golden Radish Award for SY 2020-2021 and SY 2021-2022. The Golden Radish Award is given to Local Educational Agencies (LEA) in Georgia who are doing extraordinary work in farm to school efforts. The Award is presented by the Georgia Department of Education, Georgia Department of Agriculture, Georgia Department of Public Health, the UGA Cooperative Extension, and Georgia Organics.
The Golden Radish Award publicly recognizes Georgia school districts for best practices in farm to school programs, such as local food procurement, exposing students to new foods through taste tests and incorporating cooking and gardening activities in curriculum. SCCPSS has been awarded at the Silver Level over the last few years.
Georgia is a leader in school nutrition. These programs teach students about food and agriculture through hands-on food and garden education, supporting the local economy through local food purchases for school meals, and fighting childhood obesity and other preventable, food-related disease.