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December 12, 2016


The Newton County School System (NCSS) is joining the Georgia Department of Education’s new state-wide initiative to Shake It Up in School Nutrition. The initiative was created to enhance the flavor and improve the perception of school meals by focusing on three key areas: tasty meals, friendly cafeterias, and happy schools.  

Newton County School System is Shaking It Up with tasty meals by conducting student taste tests, including Georgia grown food items on the menu, offering a variety of colors of fruits and vegetables, and serving delicious attractive meals every day. 

Newton County School System is also Shaking It Up with friendly cafeterias by decorating the cafeteria and serving lines in an inviting manner and providing nutrition education tours and lessons to students and teachers. 

Newton County School System is creating happy schools by listening and incorporating customer feedback and encouraging students to make healthy choices while trying new foods. 

“Newton County School Nutrition is excited to join the Shake It Up initiative,” said Jan Loomans, NCSS Director of School Nutrition. “We are always looking for ways to stay innovative while focusing on customer service and serving nutritious foods to our students.  “We want the community to know that we are focused on continuous improvement and high quality meals that meet the changing tastes of our students.”