Ag Bill Adds $1 Billion

Salkin, Stephanie
December 2005
FoodService Director;12/15/2005, Vol. 18 Issue 12, p27
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The article reports on the budget added by the U.S. Congress for child nutrition programs, under the Agriculture Appropriations Bill, which became Public Law 109-97 in November 2005. Major programs which will receive additional funds include school breakfast and lunch programs. Also added under the law is an allotment to improve child nutrition program integrity through independent verification of school food service claims. Funds will also be available for technical assistance on local wellness policies.


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