The Georgia Peanut Commission attended the Georgia School Nutrition Association annual conference held April 10-12 in Jekyll Island, Georgia. During the GSNA meeting, approximately 800-1,200 school nutrition personnel from throughout the state of Georgia attended educational seminars, visited with food industry representatives and received recognition for outstanding performance at their respective schools. During the meeting, GPC recognized winners of the GSNA recipe contest. This award was given to GSNA members who develop new peanut and peanut butter quantity recipes to be used in schools for breakfast and lunch.
“We are excited to present the peanut recipe awards to members of the Georgia School Nutrition Association who are developing new recipes using peanuts and peanut butter,” Dawson says. “We applaud all GSNA members for striving to promote numerous health benefits by incorporating peanuts and peanut butter in their nutritional programs.”
In the breakfast category, Jane Raburn from Carrollton Middle won first place for her “Breakfast Bites: Peanut Oatmeal” recipe, second place went to Ann Hamner from Britt Elementary and third place went to Marie May with Lowndes High. In the lunch category, first place was awarded to Ann Hamner from Britt Elementary for her “Chicken and Pasta in Peanut Sauce” recipe, second place went to Jennifer Scott from Perry Primary and third place went to Jane Raburn from Carrollton Middle.