The Georgia Farm to School Alliance is a network that joins statewide agencies working in food, farming, and nutrition to coalesce resources and support for farm to school, and to create a dialogue for building statewide programming. The Alliance also hosts the bi-annual Georgia Farm to School Summit. Read the Georgia Farm to School Alliance 2017-2020 Strategic Plan.
Vision: Our vision is to enhance the health of Georgia’s children and communities by increasing the consumption and awareness of fresh, nutritious, locally grown foods.
Mission: The Georgia Farm to School Program will connect schools and local farmers for the purpose of:
- Serving healthy meals in schools that include locally grown, raised, and produced* foods;
- Increasing children’s understanding of agriculture, health, and nutrition through experiential education;
- Utilizing school gardens to teach core subjects linked to state and national standards;
- Supporting Georgia farmers by expanding local markets;
- Educating children and creating healthy eating environments; and
- Helping children develop healthy lifelong eating habits.
*Produced refers to products made locally from primarily locally grown or raised ingredients.
The first Georgia Farm to School Alliance Annual Report 2017-2018 is now available! The Georgia Farm to School Alliance compiled data on the collective impact of 12 of its members working together for the 2017-2018 school year.
Georgia Farm to School Alliance Members
Action for Healthy Kids
Alliance for a Healthier Generation
Captain Planet Foundation
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Strong4Life
Georgia Department of Agriculture
Georgia Department of Education
Georgia Department of Public Health
Georgia Health Policy Institute
Georgia Farm Bureau
Georgia FFA Association
Georgia Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association
Georgia School Nutrition Association
Royal Food Service
University of Georgia Cooperative Extension
University of Georgia, Crop and Soil Sciences
USDA Food and Nutrition Service, Southeast