Georgia Peanut Commission Attends Georgia School Nutrition Meeting

Randall Weiseman General, Georgia, Industry News Release, Peanuts

From the Georgia Peanut Commission:

gpcTIFTON, Ga. (April 22, 2015) The Georgia Peanut Commission attended the Georgia School Nutrition Association annual conference held April 9-11 in Athens, Georgia. During the GSNA meeting, school nutrition personnel from across the state of Georgia attended educational seminars, visited with food industry representatives and received recognition for outstanding performance at their respective schools.

One of many awards given was the peanut recipe award sponsored by GPC. This award was given to GSNA members who developed new peanut and peanut butter quantity recipes to be used in Georgia schools for breakfast, lunch and snacks.

“We are excited to sponsor the peanut recipe awards contest for Georgia’s school nutrition personnel,” Armond Morris, GPC chairman said. “We applaud all GSNA members for striving to develop new peanut recipes to be included in Georgia’s school nutritional programs throughout the year.”

In the breakfast category, Ann Hamner from Britt Elementary in Snellville, Georgia, won first place for her “Peanut Butter Fruit Roll” recipe, second place went to Jane Raburn from Carrollton Elementary in Carrollton, Georgia, and third place went to Dare Howze with Westside Elementary in Valdosta, Georgia. In the lunch category, first place was awarded to Ann Hamner from Britt Elementary for her “Peanut Ricotta Lasagna” recipe, second place went to Jane Raburn from Carrollton Elementary and third place went to Helen Sellars from Southside Elementary in Cairo, Georgia. For the snack category, Dare Howze from Westside Elementary took home first place for her “Triple Cereal Snack Bar” recipe and second place went to Jennifer Scott of Langston Road Elementary in Perry, Georgia. Clayton County Schools was the winner of the peanut usage contest, which is awarded to the school system with the highest per capita consumption of peanuts and peanut butter.

The entries were prepared and judged as part of the GSNA Culinary Competition in March 2015, at Le Cordon Bleu School of Culinary Arts in Tucker, Georgia.

The Georgia Peanut Commission represents 3,500 peanut farmers in the state of Georgia and conducts programs in the areas of research, promotion and education. For additional information on the programs of the Georgia Peanut Commission, as well as photos from this event, visit