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Cafeteria Workers Win Culinary Awards

 Ms. Shirley Smith shows off her beautiful and tasty award-winning sweet potato muffins.
Ms. Shirley Smith shows off her beautiful and tasty award-winning sweet potato muffins.

The Nutrition Department of the Douglas County School System had an outstanding showing in the annual culinary competition at the recent Georgia School Nutrition Association statewide conference in Savannah April 15. Three school café employees from Douglas County won 1st place in the state for their recipes.

Shirley Smith, food service assistant at Lithia Springs Elementary, won 1st place in her first time ever entering this competition. Her entry was a sweet potato muffin in the sweet potato category.

Bright Star Elementary café manager Julia Thomas won with her entry of a peanut butter apple wrap with honey in the peanut butter lunch entrée category.

Kathy Brown, assistant café manager at South Douglas Elementary, won with her peanut butter banana nut muffin in the peanut butter breakfast item category.

The Douglas County school cafeterias meet federal nutrition standards for school meals, ensuring that meals are healthy and well-balanced and provide students all the nutrition they need to succeed at school. The Nutrition Services Department is always working to offer students healthier and tastier choices. Each year at student forums, students are asked to taste test and rate foods that are being considered for upcoming menus. Each month cafeterias feature Georgia grown produce. School meals are a great value and a huge convenience for busy families.

The Georgia School Nutrition Association is the professional organization of school food service employees in the state of Georgia. It was founded in 1951 and maintains headquarters in Tucker, GA.

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