Bill seeks to get more locally grown food in Ohio schools

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U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), who’s on the Senate Agriculture Committee, recently introduced a bill to get more locally grown foods in schools.

The Farm to School Act would expand the U.S. Department of Agriculture program. Farm to School is designed to help schools purchase, serve and teach students about local foods.

Advocates say the program is a win-win for students, parents and farmers because it boosts awareness of local foods while economically supporting local farmers.

“Ohio farmers grow some of the best produce in the country and farm to school programs help connect students with those fresh foods,” Sen. Brown said in a statement. “This legislation will increase locally grown foods in our school lunchrooms while strengthening farms and rural communities in Ohio and across the country.”

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