Kentucky Ag Commissioner to Visit Schools to Promote Healthy Food

May 19, 2012

State Agriculture Commissioner James Comer has scheduled visits to six Kentucky schools next week, to promote child nutrition and healthier lunches. Comer says fresh produce from local farms should be on the menus in schools in the bluegrass state.

Speaking about an issue that has drawn increasing attention in recent weeks, Commissioner Comer says many schools could help students to eat better. However, he points out that many school systems lack the resources, the equipment, or the training to serve healthy meals on a consistent basis. He says he wants to talk to local leaders about how the Department of Agriculture could help.

The Agriculture Commissioner has scheduled stops in Owsley, Knox, and Jackson counties on Monday. He will be visiting Marion, Green, and Metcalfe counties on Tuesday.