Children approach table with dietician and and nutrition instructor as they explain different vegetables

Registered Dietician Sandra B. O’Connor prepared and served sample mixed greens salads, while Maple Avenue Market Farm co-owner Sara Guerre (bottom l.) invited students to learn about local and interesting varieties of produce such as purple corn on the cob that is used for popping, during a National School Lunch Week event at Nottingham Elementary School in Arlington, VA, on Wednesday, October 12, 2011. Farmers from Bigg Riggs Farm in Hampshire County, WV, and Maple Avenue Market Farm in Vienna, VA were very popular with the students. Today’s menu included roasted chicken, roasted butternut squash with dried cranberries, farm fresh mixed lettuce salad, turkey wraps, pita wedges, hot muffins, carrots, Asian pears and more. USDA Photo by Lance Cheung.