Georgia School Recognized as a 2018 Gold Level Golden Radish Award Recipient

By Marietta Daily Journal Staff

Marietta City Schools (MCS) has been selected as a 2018 Gold Level Golden Radish Award recipient.

The system was recognized during the month of October at the Georgia Freight Depot.

The Golden Radish Award salutes Georgia school districts for best practices in farm to school programs, such as local food procurement, exposing students to new foods through taste tests, incorporating gardening and cooking activities in the curriculum. This is the third year that the MCS Nutrition Department has been recognized.

Cindy Culver, MCS Nutrition director, believes the creativity and hard work of her team made the difference this year.

“We owe Food Corps service member Andrea Richard and culinary manager Donisha Harrison a big thank you for spearheading the farm-to-school efforts throughout the district,” Culver said. “From school gardens to partnering with groups such as Atlanta United, they’ve gone above and beyond to introduce our students, parents, and teachers to the benefits of healthy eating.”