Two top food-focused administration officials visited a D.C. elementary school yesterday to kick off the Second Annual D.C. Farm to School Week, part of a wider initiative to improve school food nutrition and help children learn about where their food comes from.
 
Agriculture Deputy Secretary Kathleen Merrigan and White House Assistant Chef–and Senior Policy Adviser for Health Food Initiatives–Sam Kass kicked off the celebration at Savoy Elementary School in Southeast Washington, D.C. The event highlighted USDA’s HealthierUS School Challenge, a campaign that recognizes schools for excellence in nutrition and physical education programs.

“As schools across the country celebrate National

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“No child should have to learn on an empty stomach,” announced President Obama at his recent Proclamation of National School Lunch Week. 

In 1962, by joint resolution, Congress designated the week beginning on the second Sunday in October each year as “National School Lunch Week,” and requested that the president issue a proclamation for its observance. This year the week of Oct. 10 through Oct. 16 is National School Lunch Week.

National School Lunch Week is the culmination of a 2-month campaign by the School Nutrition Association (SNA) and Milk Processors Education Program to educate students about eating healthy

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