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Thursday, March 18, 2010

New Farm to School Bill Proposed by Senator Leahy

Hi all,
I wanted to pass along news of the introduction of another bill to support Farm to School on the national level! The "Growing Farm to School Programs Act" was introduced on Tuesday by Senator Leahy of Vermont, Senator Arlen Specter of Pennsylvania, and twelve others. This Act, if passed, would provide $50 million for Farm to School technical assistance and start up funds through competitive grants. This bill is framed as a way to promote local foods and healthy eating in school cafeterias and support local economies and rural development. You can read more here -
Stay tuned for news on the Child Nutrition Act reauthorization, which is just beginning, and bills to support Farm to School!

Colleen Matts

Farm to Institution Specialist

CS Mott Group for Sustainable Food Systems

Michigan State University

303 Natural Resources Building

East Lansing, MI 48824-1222


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