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Jackson County Schools
Apple Tasting Season at East Jackson Elementary school with Service Member Ileta Redmond, PY22-23

Jackson County Schools

Jackson County School Nutrition’s mission includes increased support for student health and wellness through the evaluation and enrichment of menu offerings and enhancement of nutrition education opportunities. Leadership constantly works to establish partnerships which increase public awareness regarding nutrition education, wellness and nutritional standards.

The core values of FoodCorps, creating a future in which every school is a healthy school, and every child is well nourished and ready to learn directly aligns with the district’s mission. South Jackson Elementary and East Jackson Elementary are the current partnering schools. Educators and district leadership have found gardens and related activities to be exceptional tools to teach curriculum standards from math, literacy, social studies, and science, in addition to creating fun opportunities for students to connect with and try healthy foods. FoodCorps members focus on hands-on learning, healthy school meals, and creating a culture of health will allow a service member to interact with students and families to create a sense of connection and ownership with their food.

In collaboration with site partners, FoodCorps Georgia serves over a dozen schools, reaching more than 1000 students with hands-on experiences in gardening, nutrition, and food preparation. With a presence in a diverse set of environments, Service Members are impacting urban and rural communities across the state. There’s a place for everyone. Join FoodCorps to serve up change with a cohort of food justice leaders and a network of community-centered changemakers!

Preferred Qualifications

  • Nutrition education
  • Gardening skills

Jackson County School Nutrition’s mission includes increased support for student health and wellness through the evaluation and enrichment of menu offerings and enhancement of nutrition education opportunities. Leadership constantly works to establish partnerships which increase public awareness regarding nutrition education, wellness and nutritional standards.

The core values of FoodCorps, creating a future in which every school is a healthy school, and every child is well nourished and ready to learn directly aligns with the district’s mission. South Jackson Elementary and East Jackson Elementary are the current partnering schools. Educators and district leadership have found gardens and related activities to be exceptional tools to teach curriculum standards from math, literacy, social studies, and science, in addition to creating fun opportunities for students to connect with and try healthy foods. FoodCorps members focus on hands-on learning, healthy school meals, and creating a culture of health will allow a service member to interact with students and families to create a sense of connection and ownership with their food.

In collaboration with site partners, FoodCorps Georgia serves over a dozen schools, reaching more than 1000 students with hands-on experiences in gardening, nutrition, and food preparation. With a presence in a diverse set of environments, Service Members are impacting urban and rural communities across the state. There’s a place for everyone. Join FoodCorps to serve up change with a cohort of food justice leaders and a network of community-centered changemakers!

Preferred Qualifications

  • Nutrition education
  • Gardening skills