Thursday, November 18, 2010

Farm to School Resolution

Nice bit of news towards betting children to eat healthier: Last night The U.S. House of Representatives passed a resolution introduced by U.S. Rep. Rush Holt (NJ-12) to establish October as National Farm to School Month.

The House resolved that:

“a) Farm to School programs should be recognized as a proven effective strategy that can provide immediate and long-term benefits to child health, small and medium-sized agricultural producer income, and community economic development; and

b) the Federal Government should partner in assisting schools and local educational agencies with planning, technical assistance, and implementation of Farm to School programs; and

c) encourages schools and local education agencies to use local produce in meals throughout the month of October; and

d) encourages schools, farmers and farm groups, local businesses, nonprofit institutions, churches, cities, State governments, and other local groups to raise awareness of Farm to School efforts in their communities.”

Here's a video clip of Rep. Holt speaking about the legislation.

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