Five students from Greenview Elementary School, along with several staff members will join a handful of other students from schools across the country to help First Lady Michelle Obama harvest the White House Garden, prepare a healthy meal and then dine with her at the White House on Tuesday, October 14, 2014. Students and staff from the South Euclid Lyndhurst Schools have been selected, in part, because of its participation in the federal “Farm-to-Fork” program, co-sponsored by the USDA and also the Cuyahoga County Board of Health.
For the past several years, the South Euclid Lyndhurst Schools has partnered with Red Basket Farms, to bring fresh food and produce into the schools to serve to our students in order to promote healthy eating habits. This program caught the attention of the First Lady, who has passionately pursued her own “Let’s Move” initiative, and who has made childhood obesity and encouraging health lifestyles a cornerstone to her public service.
Specifically, five Greenview fifth graders will travel to the White House on Tuesday, accompanied by Kevin Needham, who manages the district’s food services program in partnership with AVI Foodsystems, Mardea Hunt, a sixth grade teacher and advisor for Greenview’s Garden Club and building principal Reginald Holland.
The harvest, preparation and dining experience is expected to take place in the afternoon at the White House, and the SEL Schools is committed to sharing more news and photos of the event as made available to the district. Please stay tuned to the Web site for more information.