You probably won't have a problem getting the kids at Centennial Place Elementary to eat their vegetables. The school is part of the Atlanta Public Farm-to-School program. If you stroll into the schoolyard, don't be surprised to find students planting kale. But the project is much more than your average school garden.
Organizers of Georgia’s first-ever Farm to Preschool Summit Friday and Saturday hope to help educators bring local fruits and vegetables into the classroom – as subject matter and nourishment. The summit will gather 200 people from across Georgia to learn the best ways to incorporate more local produce into lesson plans and meals for preschoolers.
School kids across the state will be eating more locally grown fruits and vegetables thanks to a trio of federal grants, building on a trend that has been fed in part by the Obama administration’s 2010 school nutrition law.