Senate includes fresh produce in school lunch bill

08/05/2010 06:25:44 PM
Doug Ohlemeier

Other organizations issued news releases supporting the bill, which was led by Sen. Blanche Lincoln, D-Ark, the chairwoman of the senate Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry Committee.

The American Heart Association said the senate has “brought us closer to raising the nutritional quality of school meals” and that the measure will “ensure that high-calorie drinks and junk foods sold in schools are out of children’s reach” and should increase physical activity opportunities through improved school wellness policies.

DiSogra also commended First Lady Michelle Obama for her advocacy of reducing childhood obesity.


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