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USDA Official Visits Mays High School to see Successful Farm-to-School Program

When Atlanta Public Schools Nutrition Director Dr. Marilyn Hughes came to the district her vision was to create a nutrition program that connected the cafeteria, the classroom and the community. More than a decade later that vision is a reality at a number of schools throughout the district, including Mays High School, where its teachers…

Atlanta Public Schools Receives 2016 Excellence in Food Service Award

By: Alicia Sands Lurry Atlanta Public Schools recently received the 2016 United Fresh Produce Excellence in Foodservice Award. Held June 20-22 in Chicago, the awards ceremony was held during the United Fresh 2016 convention and trade show. The winning categories included business in industry; casual and family dining restaurants; colleges and universities; fine dining; hotels and healthcare; K-12 food…

Wellness on Wheels Food Truck Debuts at APS High Schools

By: Alicia Sands Lurry The new Wellness on Wheels (WOW) food truck made its debut at high schools across the district last week. Emblazoned with pictures of colorful, mouth-watering fruits and vegetables, the bright yellow WOW food truck is the first of its kind to be introduced in metro Atlanta. Designed to incorporate wellness and increase meal participation,…