Importing Food to Schools to be Tougher With New Bill

December 15, 2016 12:25 PM

The school lunch room could soon be required to serve mostly American grown or made foods to kids.

The American Food for American Schools Act wants more accountability and transparency in the purchase of food.

Legislators say some school districts are importing foreign food unnecessarily.

The bill would require foodservice providers to get a waiver to sell imported goods. Backers say taxpayer dollars shouldn’t go to support other countries when American food is available to buy.

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