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SNA President Joins Michelle Obama for Healthy Kids Fair on White House Lawn

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SNA President Joins Michelle Obama for Healthy Kids Fair on White House Lawn 

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. (October 21, 2009) – Today, upon invitation of Sam Kass, Assistant Chef and the Food Initiative Coordinator at the White House, School Nutrition Association President Dora Rivas, R.D. joined First Lady Michelle Obama on the White House lawn as part of a Healthy Kids Fair. 

Rivas, Executive Director of Food and Child Nutrition Services for the Dallas Independent School District in Texas, was joined by the school district’s Nutrition Specialist Vahista Bharucha-Ussery, R.D. Bharucha-Ussery, a registered dietitian and chef, worked alongside White House Chefs in a healthy cooking demonstration, while Rivas hosted a nutrition education station featuring the healthy meals served to Dallas ISD students through school breakfast and lunch programs.

Dora Rivas with President Obama

SNA President Dora Rivas and Nutrition Specialist Vahista Bharucha-Ussery join White House Executive Pastry Chef Bill Yosses on the South Lawn during Michelle Obama's Healthy Kids Fair.

The Healthy Kids Fair was designed to promote good nutrition and physical activity for young people.  First Lady Michelle Obama visited the nutrition stations, sampled the Frittata and Spiced Apples prepared during the cooking demonstration and joined local school children in obstacle course and other physical activity stations.

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