Newton County School System Earns Fourth Consecutive Golden Radish Award
(L-R): Public Health Commissioner, Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald; State School Superintendent Richard Woods; NCSS Director of School Nutrition, Jan Loomans; NCSS School Nutrition Wellness Coordinator, Susan Stone; NCSS Paraprofessional, Sarah Nichols; Commissioner of Agriculture, Gary Black; and Georgia Organics Executive Director Alice Rolls.
For the fourth consecutive year, Newton County School System (NCSS) has earned a Golden Radish Award, a prestigious state-wide farm to school distinction which acknowledges the outstanding leadership of school representatives building comprehensive farm to school programs. 53 school districts—nearly one-third of all public school districts in Georgia with a reach of over 1 million students—are now participating in farm to school programs and recognized through the Golden Radish Awards.
NCSS was among those school systems recognized at a special ceremony on Monday, October 24, at the Gold Dome in Atlanta, for the district’s efforts to educate students on nutrition and agriculture.
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