The Georgia Department of Agriculture Georgia Grown Test Kitchen opened its third year of applications on April 18, 2016. The department will select an elementary, middle and high school to participate in the 2016 program.
The new Test Kitchen schools will be given recipes featuring Georgia Grown commodities and information on how to source the listed products. The schools will provide feedback on nutritional analysis, student reaction and participate in other Georgia Grown activities throughout the year.
“Through programs such as the Georgia Grown Test Kitchen and Feed My School for a Week, we are influencing the buying habits of nutritional directors across the state,” said Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Gary Black. “We are showing the ease that comes with purchasing local products for school systems, while improving the nutritional value for students. We look forward to advancing the Georgia Grown Test Kitchen program to promote local and healthy eating in school systems throughout the state.”
Applicants are encouraged to visit feedmyschool.org to apply to be a 2016 Georgia Grown Test Kitchen school before the deadline of May 23, 2016.