Milton 5th-Graders Help Plant White House Garden

04/04/13 5:00PM


AP/Pablo Martinez Monsivais
First lady Michelle Obama plants spinach with Nolan Deep, left, from Milton Elementary School in Milton, and Kaila Bourne from Sarah Moore Greene Magnet Technology Academy in Knoxville, Tenn., during the spring planting of the White House garden.

Five fifth-graders from Milton were at the White House to help First Lady Michelle Obama plant the spring garden.

School district officials said last week the invitation was prompted by the district's changes to its food service. Mrs. Obama had noted a blog post from Milton Food Service Director Steve Marinelli about the fresh entrees now available to Milton students, along with fruits and vegetables in their new "self-serve" bars.

Mrs. Obama also liked the students' essays about how changes in the school food service helped the school and community


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