COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - The Muscogee County School District's School Nutrition Program has been honored for its Summer Meal Program.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) awarded the meal program a Silver Turnip the Beat Award, which recognizes outstanding Summer Meal Program sponsors across the nation who work hard to offer high-quality meals to children during the summer months.
The Muscogee County School District is one of 19 state programs to receive the award.
The Turnip the Beet Award Program was launched in 2016 with three award levels which are gold, silver, and bronze. Nominations are evaluated by the USDA, based on a wide range of nutrition and meal quality criteria.
The following statement was released by the USDA: