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Fifty organizations sent a letter to Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, urging him to strengthen enforcement of the Buy American provision.
An official of the Sacramento City Unified School District says steps have been taken to avert future lapses from its farm-to-school commitment.
The university estimates it will buy 180,000 pounds per year.
Elkin Elementary School has launched a contest to find “Elkie the Elf.”
One of the provisions of the Food Recovery Act encourages schools to buy lower-priced “ugly produce.”
Fresh Bites offers bite-sized meals that can be eaten without utensils.
West Cape May Elementary will use the funds to expand a school garden, build a winter greenhouse and add a storage shed.
Although free breakfasts should take no more than 15 minutes, parents at PS 343, the Peck Slip School, say it takes as much as 30.
The goal is not only to introduce students to healthy foods but also to save money, officials say.
North Middle School students can choose from a variety of food, including fruit, vegetables, proteins and breakfast.



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