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Atlanta Public Schools' Lunches Make the Grade

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farm to schoolAt many Atlanta Public Schools, students are now digging into sushi, smoothies and flat-bread pizza, thanks to a farm-to-school movement designed to increase variety, freshness and healthy choices.

The farm-to-fork craze that has so captivated the country inspires the farm-to-school program, a 4-year effort that has introduced students in kindergarten through high school to the benefits - and tastes - of locally-grown fruits and vegetables that are dramatically changing cafeteria menus.

“Right now, we’re enjoying apples from Ellijay and tomatoes from Nashville,” said Marilyn Hughes, the district’s director of nutrition since 2003. “They’re just part of the local variety we serve to students.”

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