H.R.2626 - Farm-To-Cafeteria Projects Act of 2003108th Congress (2003-2004)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Upton, Fred [R-MI-6] (Introduced 06/26/2003)|
|Committees:||House - Education and the Workforce|
|Latest Action:||03/29/2004 Sponsor introductory remarks on measure. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.2626 — 108th Congress (2003-2004)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (06/26/2003)
Farm-To-Cafeteria Projects Act of 2003 - Amends the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act (NSLA) to direct the Secretary of Agriculture to make competitive grants to private nonprofit entities and educational institutions to establish and carry out Farm-to-Cafeteria projects to improve access to local foods in schools and institutions receiving funds under NSLA and the Child Nutrition Act of 1966 (CNA) (except the special supplemental program for women, infants, and children (WIC) which already has a WIC Farmers Market Nutrition program).
Requires such projects to be designed to: (1) procure local foods from small and medium-sized farms to provide foods for school meals; (2) support nutrition education activities or curriculum planning incorporating school children's participation in farm and agriculture education projects; and (3) develop a sustained commitment to farm-to-cafeteria projects in the community by linking schools, agricultural producers, parents, and other community stakeholders.