October 13, 2011 - On October 12, US Department of Agriculture Food and Nutrition Service Under Secretary Kevin Concannon joined Arlington Public Schools (VA) and SNA CEO Frank DiPasquale in celebrating National School Lunch Week (NSLW) and SNA’s “School Lunch – Let’s Grow Healthy” campaign.
Under Secretary Concannon attended a special event at Arlington’s Nottingham Elementary School. Two local farmers, who supply the school nutrition program set up farmers market style produce stands in the cafeteria, allowing students to taste test some of the healthy foods grown throughout the region.
The school menu featured Oven Roasted Chicken and Cornbread with Fresh Local Asian Pear, Roasted Local Butternut Squash and Fresh Local Green Salad. Arlington cafeterias are serving locally grown fruits and vegetables every day this week, and much of the produce served throughout the year comes from farms within 100 miles of the school district.
This week, be sure to check out www.TrayTalk.org to read Arlington’s School Nutrition Success Story, and to read the Presidential Proclamation about National School Lunch Week, click here: http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2011/10/07/presidential-proclamation-national-school-lunch-week.
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