2002 federal program that delivers fresh fruits and vegetables to the country’s
poorest schools is now at risk. Lobbyists from Big Food are jostling to have
their products included in the government program, and their efforts are paying
off. A new bill in the House of Representatives would broaden this program to
include frozen, canned, dried, and pureed fruits and vegetables.
many other school nutrition programs, the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program specifically
stipulated that the snacks contain only real fresh fruits and vegetables.
Costing around $177 million each year, it is a relatively small part of $16
billion that the federal government spends on school meals, but an important
area where junk food lobbies do not dominate the menu.
to your congressional representative and urge him or her to oppose HR 3532, the
Fruit and Vegetable Access for Children Act, which would make school lunches
and snacks significantly less healthy.
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Please Vote NO on HR 3532, the Fruit and Vegetable Access for Children Act!
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