Cafeteria Manager at Brumby Elementary School named the CCSD
Outstanding Cafeteria Manager of the Year 12-13

This award is designed to recognize a Cafeteria Manager who has made a significant contribution to the CCSD FNS Department through exceptional job performance and service above and beyond the call of duty.                                                                                             
Betty began her school food service career at Garrett
Middle School  in 1988 as a cook.  For many years
she has been the cafeteria manager at Brumby Elementary School.  She has developed an excellent team to prepare meals for students.  She loves her job and the students.  She has a special interest in
cooking and recipe development but her first love is her students. She says it is important not only to give students a good nourishing meal but a positive experience as well.

COBB COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT

FOOD AND NUTRITION SERVICES RECEIVES DISTINGUISHED USDA AWARD

The Cobb County School District Food and Nutrition Services (CCSD FNS)
department was awarded the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)
Food and Nutrition Services Best Practice Award for Farm to School Programs.

CCSD FNS was not only a Georgia Department of Education winner but also a
USDA Southeast Regional winner. The Southeast Region includes eight states
in the southeast. This distinguished regional award was given for Cobb’s
work utilizing local produce in schools and providing learning opportunities
for students related to healthful food, the farming industry and exposure to
food produced in a geographical region.

CCSD FNS served over 80,000 pounds of Georgia Grown produce in school
cafeterias during the 2012-2013 school year. In addition, From Farm to You posters
were developed to show students where their food comes from by using pictures
 illustrating the steps from seed to school. Videos were created to not only show the connection between cafeterias, classrooms and school gardens but to also easily
share information throughout the county. One video showed students picking
crabapples off the tree in their school garden; then, a chef cooked the crabapples
and CCSD registered dietitian spoke about the nutritional benefits. CCSD has
over 46 school gardens. FNS was able to support some of these gardens by
providing 9 schools with school garden equipment grants which include 7 rain barrels
and 6 composters. At the Learning Garden Workshop at Ford Elementary School,
CCSD FNS presented a lesson plan that was created for mobile kitchen carts,
which contain the supplies necessary to conduct cooking demonstrations in the
classroom. Twelve schools received the carts at the workshop as part of a
Captain Planet Foundation grant. FNS purchased a mobile kitchen cart and
completed numerous demonstrations in schools. During the 2012-2013 school year,
 FNS provided over 60 nutrition education opportunities. Cobb’s Farm to School
programs demonstrate the strong connection between cafeteria, classroom and
community.