Richmond County Nutrition Services Program believes it is important to make an impact in shaping students to live healthier and longer lives through the proper diet and physical activity. We understand and recognize the role school nutrition can play in changing how students view nutrition and how it helps transform them physically and mentally. By turning our cafeterias into “learning laboratories” and expanding school gardens, students will learn substantially with these hands-on activities. They are learning lifelong lessons regarding sustainability, living green, reducing carbon footprints, healthier menu options, recipe development, plant cycles and so much more. Our hope is that the students take back the valuable information and lessons learned and share the knowledge with their parents. Plant a garden at home or in the community, or better yet, create a new recipe for their family using fresh fruits and veggies.