Letters and Correspondence
Letter of Support: Fresh Fruits and Vegetables Nutrition Act of 2023 (S. 1639)
Today, First Focus Campaign for Children sent a letter to Sen. Marco Rubio, author of the Fresh Fruits and Vegetables Nutrition Act of 2023 (S. 1639) to express our support for the bill.
Excerpt from the letter:
The Fresh Fruits and Vegetables Nutrition Act of 2023 builds on the success of the United States Department of Agriculture’s Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP). The FFVP assists elementary schools in purchasing fresh produce for their students. The program prioritizes schools with high enrollment in free and reduced-price meal programs to ensure that children from low-income households have access to the nutrition they deserve. This legislation also expands the program to include middle and high schools, ensuring that children of all ages can consume the produce they need to thrive.