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Santa Monica School Unveils Fresh Fruit & Vegetable Snack Program to Combat Obesity
Date:10/29/2008

Top State and National Nutrition Leaders on Hand to Discuss Ground Breaking

Program

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Oct. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Will Rogers Learning Community (K-5) will unveil an innovative snack program aimed at combating obesity in school children by providing fresh fruit and vegetables in the classroom to develop life-long healthy eating habits at a young age. The 2008 Farm Bill expanded the "Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Snack Program" nationwide due to its overwhelming success. The United Fresh Produce Association, the nation's premier fruit & vegetable trade association, was a leading advocate for expanding this program along with state leaders including California's Secretary of Food and Agriculture A.G. Kawamura and Superintendent of Public Instruction, Jack O'Connell. California is the nation's top producer of fruits and vegetables.

WHO: Students participating in Fresh Fruits and Vegetable Snack Program

A.G. Kawamura, Secretary, California Department of Food and

Agriculture Phyllis Bramson-Paul, Assistant Superintendent of

Public Instruction for Nutrition Services, California Department of

Education Dr. Lorelei DiSogra, Vice President, Nutrition, United

Fresh Produce Association Matt McInerney, Executive Vice President,

Western Growers Association

WHAT: Unveiling the Fresh Fruit & Vegetable Snack Program with student

participation

WHEN: Thursday, October 30, 2008 at 9:15 a.m.

WHERE: Will Rogers Learning Community, Room 511

2401 - 14th Street

Santa Monica, CA 90405

Background on Fresh Fruit & Vegetable Snack Program

The Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Snack Program seeks to develop life-long healthy eating habits in school children by providing fresh fruits and vegetable snacks for free at schools across the country. The 2008 Farm Bill expanded this pro
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