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TIFT SCHOOLS PART OF FARM TO SCHOOL PROGRAM

Tift County Schools are thrilled to be part of the Farm to School program.
What is Farm to School (F2S)? Farm to School is connecting schools and local farms to serve healthy meals in school cafeterias, improving student nutrition, and food education opportunities. Farm to School programs bring our community into our local schools and create new stakeholders for school nutrition programs. F2S activities increase student awareness of personal health and nutrition, agriculture careers and food sources. Some of these activities include, taste tests, school gardens, integrated food education curriculum and farmers serving as guest speakers and hosting field trips.

What are the benefits of starting a Farm to School Program?
Boosts the local economy
Supports local agriculture
Encourages community participation and support for the school nutrition program
Creates a community culture made up of teachers, students, administrators, board members, school nutrition staff, local business owners, local farmers and parents
Introduces students to new fruits and vegetables
Encourages healthy eating habits in students
School gardens
Taste test of local produce
Educational training for cafeteria staff and teachers
Educational training for teachers
Educational training for the community
Educational training for the local farming community

What could be better on the meal trays of our students than local produce, such as, cucumbers, cabbage, broccoli, blueberries, lettuce, carrots, chicken, beef, and so much more? F2S is a win-win for everyone.
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COLSON RECOGNIZED FOR HEROIC ACTIONS

Coach Matthew Colson was recognized last night by Northeast Campus Principal Scott Haskins and the entire school board for his recent heroic actions during a PE class. A student passed out and fell face-forward into a puddle of water. Coach... Colson was able to pull the student out of the water and perform safety procedures until medical professionals arrived. The student was taken to the hospital and is OK. As a token of appreciation, Coach Colson was given a new pair of shoes as the ones he was wearing on the day of the rescue were soaked in the process.
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JIM CLAYTON TO RETIRE AS VOICE OF THE BLUE DEVILS

Friday night football has long been a tradition in Tift County. And a big part of that history for more than 40 years has made his way to the press box at Brodie Field each fall Friday night. Jim Clayton, the voice of the Blue Devils for as long as many of us can remember, has decided to retire from his post and pass the job onto Jim Torell. This Friday night, Tift County will recognize Clayton for his service during halftime of the home football game.
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