H. R. 2896
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
April 28, 2021
Ms. Pingree (for herself, Mr. Fortenberry, Ms. Adams, and Mr. Harder of California) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Education and Labor
To amend the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act to allow certain institutions to use geographic preference for procurement of certain foods, and for other purposes.
This Act may be cited as the
Kids Eat Local Act.
Geographic preference and identification for school food
Paragraph (3) of section 9(j) of the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act (42 U.S.C. 1758(j)) is amended to read as follows:
allow institutions receiving funds under this Act and the Child Nutrition Act of 1966 (42 U.S.C. 1771 et seq.), including the Department of Defense Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program—
to use a geographic preference for the procurement of unprocessed agricultural products, both locally grown and locally raised; or
to use locally grown, locally raised, or locally caught as a product specification.