• Tuesday, December 3: National Family and Consumer Sciences Day. Celebrate by "dining in" with your family!

    Posted by Sarah Catherine Black on 11/19/2019 10:00:00 AM

    National Family and Consumer Sciences Day will be on Tuesday, December 3rd! Celebrate by dining in with your friends and family. Use the hashtags #FCSDay #DineInDay when posting about your family meal! 


    What is Family and Consumer Sciences?

    • Family and Consumer Sciences is the field of study focused on the science and the art of living and working well in our complex world.

    When will Family & Consumer Sciences Day take place? 

    • December 3rd to recognize AAFCS Founder Ellen Swallow Richards, first woman graduate of MIT, whose birthday is December 3rd. Although FCS Day is December 3rd, we know that schedules are busy and we encourage you to participate anytime that week.

    What is Family & Consumer Sciences Day?

    • A specific opportunity to promote family and consumer sciences programs, tools, and professionals that support family mealtime. We ask families to make and eat a healthy dinner together during the week of December 3rd. 

    Why was “Dining In” for Healthy Families chosen as the theme?

    • There’s a nationwide obesity epidemic, especially in children and teens, and a lot of that has to do with unhealthy eating and lack of food preparation knowledge.
    • Research has shown that the whole family benefits from family mealtime by having better nutrition, improving family communication, fostering family traditions, and teaching life skills, such as meal planning, budgeting, and food preparation.
    • Encouraging families to prepare simple, healthy meals and eat together supports the essence of family and consumer sciences: “Creating Healthy and Sustainable Families.”
    Please consider joining us in supporting Family and Consumer Sciences! The Career Tech Academy of DHS teaches classes underneath the unbrella of FCS, by dining in with us you are showing support for our career tech classes in the City Schools of Decatur. 
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  • How 'Bout them North Georgia Apples - OCTOBER PRODUCE OF THE MONTH

    Posted by Nikki Speake on 10/24/2018

    This month's produce of the month has been the beloved apple. Here we see Greg Wiseman and Alexis Glenn from Renfroe Middle School enjoying the Honeycrisp Apples we received from B.J. Reece Orchards in Elijay, Georgia and The Common Market Georgia. We hope your kids enjoyed - and continue to enjoy through the rest of the month - some delicious local apples! Happy Fall!

    Greg Wiseman & Alexis Glenn  Honeycrisp Apples  

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  • Questions about Uncrustables PB & J Sandwiches

    Posted by Nikki Speake on 9/12/2018 7:00:00 AM
    Hi everyone. A facebook post on the Oakhurst Neighborhood page about the Uncrustable sandwiches has been brought to our attention. We wanted to clarify a few things. In the comments, the original poster has said that the photo was taken from her vacation, not from the Oakhurst cafeteria. She didn't realize the sandwiches come in different sizes. With that said, we do now serve the whole grain Uncrustables solely because of peanut allergies. As a compromise for concerned parents of children with severe peanut allergies, we chose to use these factory sealed peanut butter sandwiches. We only serve the ones, pictured below, with 300 calories - NOT the ones from the original post with 600 calories. We must serve peanut butter sandwiches as an affordable alternate lunch option for children who may not have money on their account for a hot lunch. With the concerns of all children in mind, we have found this the best option at this time. Also, our farm-to-school program is GREAT. Please check it out. Thank you for your time.
    Please see actual labels below. Thank you, CSD Nutrition.
    Uncrustables Front Label Uncrustables Back Label


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  • Local Produce Served in School Year 2017/2078

    Posted by Nikki Speake on 9/12/2018

    Hi everyone! We wanted to share some really cool info with you! Here is a graph showing the amount of *LOCAL* produce we served for the 2017/2018 school year (in pounds). How about them apples?! (Literally - that's a lot of local apples!)F2S 2017/2018 Graph

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  • February Farm-to-School Produce of the Month

    Posted by Nikki Speake on 2/26/2018

    The farm-to-school produce of the month of February was the mighty potato! We got our locally grown potatoes from the Common Market here in Georgia. See below the before and after photos of our homemade Roasted Red Skin Potatoes, cooked to a perfect golden brown!

    before after

    YUM!! Let us know any feedback your student had about the potatoes.

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