Washington school honored for fresh food

Arlington School District named Western Washington Fresh Food in School Champion.

March 17—Boys and girls lined up to fill their lunch trays with salads, fresh fruit and vegetables in the Roosevelt Cafe at Presidents Elementary School, part of the Arlington (Wash.) School District.

Two weeks ago, Arlington School District was named the Western Washington Fresh Food in Schools Champion by the Washington Sustainable Food and Farming Network.

"Arlington's (school and community Farm-to-School committee) has done such a wonderful job creating the infrastructure needed to get Washington-grown food into cafeterias," said Acacia Larson, coordinator of the network's Fresh Food in Schools Project, which receives funding from the USDA.

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