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N.J. bill to promote school meal programs passes general assembly

The bill requires the agriculture and education departments to create promotional material for school meal programs.
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A New Jersey bill that requires the Department of Agriculture to help promote the National School Lunch Program is headed to the governor’s desk after it was passed unanimously in the full general assembly, Insider NJ reports

Bill A-4062 requires the New Jersey departments of Agriculture and Education to create promotional materials for the National School Lunch Program, the federal School Breakfast Program, and the federal Summer Food Service Program that can be distributed to districts throughout the state. 

Supporters of the bill say they hope the promotional materials, which would include pamphlets, webinars, presentation materials and sample letters that school districts can send to parents, will help increase school meal participation.  

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