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Milton 5th-Graders Help Plant White House Garden

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First lady Michelle Obama plants spinach with Nolan Deep, left, from Milton Elementary School in Milton, and Kaila Bourne from
First lady Michelle Obama plants spinach with Nolan Deep, left, from Milton Elementary School in Milton, and Kaila Bourne from

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