Florida Lawmakers To Propose Plan To Improve Fresh Food In Schools

A plan by Florida's agriculture commissioner to improve child nutrition includes proposed legislation to give school foodservice programs improved access to locally grown produce, according to The Packer.

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Editor's Insight: The Florida agriculture commissioner has been very resourceful in engaging the state's produce industry in efforts to improve child nutrition. The plan was announced during a state school nutrition association legislative caucus.

The retail foodservice industry, including the refreshment services industry, should also be involved in this initiative. 02-24-11 Elliot Maras