A bill aimed at promoting Farm to School programs in Wisconsin was signed into law May 12 by Gov. Jim Doyle.
Last month’s issue of Wisconsin School News featured an article on Wisconsin Farm to School programs.
Governor Doyle thanked Representatives Vruwink and Jorgensen, and Senators Lassa and Taylor for their work on the Farm to School bill.
“The Farm to School Program will promote healthy lifestyles, teach Wisconsin students about our state’s rich agricultural heritage and support rural economies across the state-all while fighting the critical health threat of childhood obesity,” Governor Doyle said.
The bill creates the framework for Farm to School programs across the state by establishing a statewide council to coordinate the process of selling Wisconsin-grown products to schools. Diane Chapeta, child nutrition services director for the Chilton Public School District, said this will allow guidelines for Farm to School programs to be drawn up, making it much easier for districts to start a Farm to School program.
For more information on Farm To School programs visit:
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