State officials to visit here Friday

Two high level state officials will be in Cairo to discuss the Georgia “Feed my School” program, according to Grady County School Superintendent Dr. Tommy Pharis.
Grady County School Nutrition Program Director Rhonda Keve successfully applied for a “Feed My School” program grant for Southside Elementary School and it is one of three schools that will be spotlighted by Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Gary W. Black and State School Superintendent Dr. John Barge during the next several days.
The Feed My School initiative increases the nutritional value and quality of food in Georgia schools and bridges the communication gaps from the farm to the cafeteria, which results in healthier Georgia children, according to state officials.
Commissioner Black and Superintendent Barge will hold a press conference at Southside this Friday at 2 p.m.
According to Director Keve in the school nutrition program’s bid for produce she requests Georgia agricultural products be purchased whenever possible.
The Feed My School grant awarded to Grady County is a multiyear partnership, according to Mrs. Keve, and one of the goals is to feature a week of menus where at least 75 percent of the food is produced in Georgia.

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