Davis Middle School is one of five schools selected to participate in the Georgia Grown Test Kitchen program for the upcoming year.
It is the third year of the program, which promotes local and healthy eating by supplying school nutrition directors with healthy recipes using Georgia Grown commodities.
The Georgia Department of Agriculture sponsors the program. The ag department will supply the selected schools with recipes using Georgia Grown commodities that will contain nutritional information.
The schools will provide comments on the given recipes and participate in other activities throughout the year.
The program will add 28,521 students that will taste and approve a variety of Georgia commodities recipes.
The recipes will be provided to the schools to begin testing in September.
“Through programs such as the Georgia Grown Test Kitchen and Feed My School for a Week, we are influencing the buying habits of nutritional directors across the state,” said Gary Black, agriculture commissioner.
“We are showing the ease that comes with purchasing local products for school systems, while improving the nutritional value for students.”
Test kitchen recipes are created to fit into the USDA National School Lunch program meal pattern.
Other schools selected are central kitchen, Bibb County; Dade County High School; Russell Elementary, Houston County; and Jordan Middle School, Gwinnett County.
Past GGTK recipes can be found at feedmyschool.org.