Grants help provide healthy food to Wisconsin schools

The "But Local, Buy Wisconsin" fund provided 17 state grants to producers, distributors and schools.

MADISON, Wis.—It's often challenging to get good, healthy, locally grown food onto the lunch plates of school children, but 17 state Agriculture Department grants to producers, distributors and schools will be used to make that process easier.

Sarah Elliott, a program supervisor with the Agriculture Department, said there's a strong trend to get more locally sourced food into school kitchens.

"I think there's a lot of opportunity for producers here in Wisconsin to tap into the market," she said. "This specific program is designed to enhance access to all local markets, but with special attention paid to the school market." - See more at: http://www.publicnewsservice.org/2014-06-25/hunger-food-nutrition/getting-healthy-foods-to-wisconsin-schools/a40127-1#sthash.YvtQxdpY.dpuf