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Geographic Preference for the Procurement of Unprocessed Agricultural Products in the Child Nutrition Programs

USDA Food and Nutrition Service | 01-Jan-2009

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The geographic preference option was authorized by Section 4302 of Public Law 110-246, the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008, which amended Section 9(j) of the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act allowing institutions receiving funds through the Child Nutrition Programs to apply an optional geographic preference in the procurement of unprocessed locally grown or locally raised agricultural products.

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