Will these federal mandates help farmers?
Jan 16, 2011 6:22 pm
Local farmers might benefit from a new US Department of Agriculture proposal to cut the sodium and fat in school lunches, Ron Plants at Buffalo TV station WGRZ reports. Linda Muldoon, Director of Food Services for the Hamburg Central School District, says her cafeteria staff has been preparing items like nutritious wraps and serving up vegetables and fruits for some time. They also offer healthier soup options for students in the cafeteria, and they try to partner with local farmers to save money and get children healthier vegatables. The federal government may try to provide an extra six cents per meal for districts which comply with their guidelines, the station reports.