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Cuomo: $1.5M to support growth of Farm-to-School programs

Cuomo: $1.5M to support growth of Farm-to-School programs

August 09, 2018 03:50 PM

Governor Andrew Cuomo announced $1.5-million in funding for New York schools to encourage the usage of local products for school lunches. 

The funding will be available for the growth of Farm-to-School programs statewide for the upcoming school year. 

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The program will focus on kindergarten through grade 12. 

Cuomo says serving locally grown and produced foods improves student health and educates students about farming.

The program will also provide an economic boost to New York farmers. 

"The nutrition children receive at school is an important part of their overall health and growth," said Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul. "With this innovative program we are ensuring that children across New York have access to locally grown fruits and vegetables. New York is home to world-class farm products, and the Farm-to-School program delivers results for kids in school and farmers in every region of our state." 

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