Oxford School District
Department of Child Nutrition

Good Food for Oxford Schools

What is Good Food for Oxford Schools?

Good Food for Oxford Schools (GFOS) is an initiative of the Oxford School District in Oxford, Mississippi to improve cafeteria menus and simultaneously educate students and their families.

Lead by Sunny Young, a veteran of school food reform efforts, overseen by Richmond Smith, Director of Food Services for the Oxford School System, GFOS leverages “farm to school” principles to bring local farm produce into school cafeterias that serve more cooked-from-scratch and fresh menu items.

Working in the classroom with students, and with families after school, GFOS teaches the importance of a nutrient-rich diet that utilizes local foods when available.

Education includes classroom lessons that link seeds to plants to meals at the elementary level, and the creation of food-themed clubs for students at the middle and high schools. Work with families includes healthy and delicious cooking classes, shared meals, and experiential learning in grocery stores, at farmers markets, and at area farms.

Good Food for Oxford Schools increases knowledge of delicious, healthy, fresh, local foods and extends this learning from the classroom to the cafeteria to home.

Contact Information:

Sunny Young
Project Coordinator
sryoung@oxfordsd.org

Last Modified on March 20, 2013
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