From left: Chef Oliver Friendly,'Eat and Smile Foods Catering,' Akasha-Regine Rodgers, a senior at Thurgood Marshall Academy and Deputy Secretary Dr. Kathleen Merrigan during the Chef Competition at the Savoy Elementary and Thurgood Marshall Academy shared campus in Washington, DC, Tuesday, October 12, 2010. Chef Oliver and Akasha-Regine are preparing, 'Spicy Apple Slaw with Chicken Sausage' for the Chef Competition off the D.C. Farm to School and D.C. School Garden Week. Deputy Secretary Merrigan gave the keynote address at the event where local chefâs created healthy, delicious recipes using local apple varieties to be judged by the students themselves. School children and a partnership of community organizations have responded to First Lady Michelle Obamaâs goal to end childhood obesity by building school gardens, providing healthier foods in school meals, and helping kids connect with local food and agriculture. USDA Photo 10di1522-51 by Bob Nichols.
May 7, 2014
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