FEDERAL NUTRITION PROGRAMS: ...while Congress moves to fine-tune school meal menus

August 2003
FoodService Director;8/15/2003, Vol. 16 Issue 8, p16
Trade Publication
Relates the proposals considered by the U.S. Congress aimed at promoting healthier school meals. Support that dairy farmers will be receiving under a proposed legislation aimed at addressing the calcium crisis; Encouragement of schools to serve locally produced food; Provision of fruits and fruit juices to school children.


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