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School system honors food services staff during annual banquet
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Valerie Bowers, director of FCS’s food and nutrition services, speaks to the crowd during the annual awards banquet. - photo by Micah Green Forsyth County News
It’s no secret that given the chance, most children would choose stuffed-crust pizza or chicken fingers for every meal. For this reason, among others, many Forsyth County parents are hesitant to allow their kids to participate in school meal programs, which are generally thought of as less healthy than a homemade meal. “Some parents think they can prepare a healthier lunch,” said Andrea Perkins, a registered dietician and assistant director of Forsyth County Schools’ food and nutrition services.