Top State and National Nutrition Leaders on Hand to Discuss Ground Breaking
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
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
|SOURCE Will Rogers Learning Community|
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