A Harmony Hills Elementary School student in Silver Spring, MD, does not care for orange juice in the morning, but drinks it anyways because he know it's good for him, on Friday, March 8, 2013. Today is the inaugural International School Meals Day and Mr. Damien Grasso's 5th grade class, was paired with Mrs. Karen McAllister’s class at Dalry Primary School in North Ayrshire, United Kingdom using a real-time online video connection; the children are able to share some of the healthy eating and physical activity choices available to them. USDA's Food and Nutrition Service administers several programs that provide healthy food to children including the National School Lunch Program, the School Breakfast Program, the Child and Adult Care Food Program, the Summer Food Service Program, the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program, and the Special Milk Program. Administered by State agencies, each of these programs helps fight hunger and obesity by reimbursing organizations such as schools, child care centers, and after-school programs for providing healthy meals to children. Harmony Hills participates in the Maryland Meals for Achievement (MMFA), In-Classroom breakfast program, the fresh fruit and vegetable program, and the summer food service program. Learn more by visiting www.fns.usda.gov and twitter @USDANutrition. USDA Photo by Lance Cheung.
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