December 21, 2009
WASHINGTONCongressman Sam Farr (D-Carmel) on Dec. 16 introduced legislation aimed at increasing the amount of fruits and vegetables in school breakfasts and lunches. The bill includes several strategies that will improve health and limit obesity among America's schoolchildren.
Key provisions in the Children's Fruit and Vegetable Act, HR 4333 include:
USDA will implement a plan to increase the amount of fruits and vegetables purchased for school feeding programs.
USDA will work with schools to encourage the use of salad bars in school cafeterias, a proven strategy for increasing fruit and vegetable consumption ($10 million/year for two years).
Improve overall cafeteria quality and feeding infrastructure ($100 million one-time payment).
Promote farm-to-cafeteria programs ($10 million/year for five years).
Provide schools with training and technical assistance ($500,000/year for five years).
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