Congressman Moolenaar Welcomes Nutrition Funding for Flint Schools

August 10, 2016
Press Release

Today, the Food and Nutrition Service at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced that it has approved the Michigan Department of Education’s request for additional funding so that more fresh fruits and vegetables can be purchased by Flint schools.

An additional $158,750 in funding has been approved for Flint Schools.

Congressman John Moolenaar (R-Midland) is a member of the U.S. House Agriculture Committee and met with USDA officials earlier this year about nutrition issues in Flint. He released the following statement:

“I welcome the Agriculture Department’s decision to approve additional funding for Flint schools. The funds will put more fresh fruits and vegetables on the plates of Flint’s schoolchildren and help alleviate the effects of lead exposure. This is a step forward for Flint and its future.”