N.Y. to boost meal reimbursement for local products
School districts in New York will receive higher reimbursement for lunches if they use at least 30% local ingredients in meals, Wayne Post reports.
Schools who meet those requirements will now be reimbursed 25 cents per meal, compared to the current rate of 6 cents. State officials say the increase aims to incentivize more schools to expand their use of local products.
Funding for the reimbursement boost, which goes into effect on Sept. 1, comes from $10 million allotted in New York’s budget to promote state agriculture.
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