If Michelle Obama and Sam Kass were to eat this recent DC school meal, it would cause a sensation.(Ed Bruske) The one thing never mentioned at all these White House events around childhood obesity is the food kids are actually eating at school every day. Let's see, we've had loads of kids to the White House to help in the vegetable garden. We've had pow-wows with food manufacturers and food service providers to talk about making food healthier. We've even invited a gaggle of chefs in their white jackets to spend a day on the White House lawn talking about how …
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A reporter for the Washington Post in a previous life, I now tend my "urban farm" about a mile from the White House in the District of Columbia and teach kids something I call "food appreciation." I believe in self-reliance, growing food close to home and political freedom for the residents of the District of Columbia. I am currently working to introduce local produce into the D.C. school system. I write a daily food blog called The Slow Cook.