San Diego School Offers First Lady a Seat at Their Salad Bar

This invite isn't for "coffee" but for some organic greens

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    A health-conscious school is pulling out all the stops in hopes of winning a visit from First Lady Michelle Obama.

    The entire student body at Urban Discovery Academy (UDA) in downtown San Diego lined up to take a picture Wednesday morning.

    School Invites First Lady for Salad Bar

    [DGO] School Invites First Lady for Salad Bar
    The entire student body at Urban Discovery Academy (UDA) in downtown San Diego lined up to take a picture Wednesday morning. (Published Wednesday, Mar 20, 2013)

    The picture along with a letter detailing the school’s healthy eating program will soon be on its way to the White House, addressed to Mrs. Obama.

    “We would love for her to come out and visit our school,” said Principal Cynthia Kelley.

    The school's philosophy is simple - by improving the health and well-being of students administrators hope to improve the health and well-being of the community.

    The academy has a hydroponic (or soilless) garden that the students grow and maintain. Just last week, the second grade class made their own lunch salads from what they grew in the garden.

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    The principal said she’d love to host Mrs. Obama for a similar meal.

    “We would do the salad bar for her, offer her lunch and just show her that we also believe in her message and that we support her,” Kelley said.

    The charter school asks that parents leave the goodies at home and even contracts with a special catering company to offer healthy meals at school for busy parents.