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Nutrition Bill Passed By Congress Includes Pilot To Provide Organic Food To Schools

December 2, 2010: 07:58 AM EST

The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010, which was approved in the Senate in August and has been approved in the House of Representatives, includes approval for a $10 million pilot program to provide additional organic food options for school menus. The bill also includes $40 million to fund a Farm-to-School Program to help schools buy food from local farms and suppliers. While these amounts are small against the overall cost of the bill that is estimate at $4.5 billion, they do mark a notable concession to the Organic Trade Association that lobbied for their inclusion.

"Organic Trade Association applauds passage of child nutrition bill Includes provision for organic pilot program in schools", Organic Trade Association (OTA), December 02, 2010, © Organic Trade Association (OTA)
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