Advancing the Quality of School Meal Programs
Barrow County is a better place because of the amazing and nutritious meals prepared by the food service workers within the Barrow County School System. We’d like to share a few stories today!
Nexus Award: Pam LeFrois
The prestigious and difficult to win Nexus Award has been presented to Pamela LeFrois from Barrow County. Pamela has won both a Georgia and
a Regional USDA Best Practice Award and recognized as a Georgia Grown School of Distinction last year.
Golden Radish TOTY: Diana Cole
Georgia Department of Agriculture presented the first ever Teacher of the Year in Agriculture to Diana Cole from Statham Elementary School. Diana was recognized for her active student garden group which plants, cultivates, harvests and cooks the vegetables in her classroom. 
Farm to School
School staff, farmers, community leaders, and Barrow County Extension Agents created the Farm to School Booster Club to raise money and give grants to schools for garden projects. Students are able to grow and taste test local items like sweet potatoes, zucchini, cabbage, lettuce, radishes, and green beans. Teachers also incorporate farm to school into subjects across the curriculum.
AHS Students in Action
At the state Golden Radish Awards, Apalachee’s Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) chapter was asked by Georgia Organics to share their efforts in combining the school garden with Family & Consumer Science curriculum. Chapter members distributed samples of their Kickin' it with Kale recipe to event attendees.
The Team
"Barrow County School Nutrition Program's mission is to promote a 
successful academic experience and encourage a lifetime of healthy 
Parents Eat Well Too
Ben McDaniel, HES Parent says "I always look forward to Fridays because that means I get to eat lunch with my daughter at school. The food service workers are always super nice and welcoming. I'm always surprised by the sheer amount and diversity of food that is served."