Minnesota is the first in the nation to receive over 3.4 million dollars in federal funding to expand the state’s “Local Food for Schools” program. USDA spokeswoman Jenny Lester Moffitt:

“Really focused on purchasing locally Minnesota-grown food and getting it into — into schools.”

Lester Moffitt says these products will be healthy and unique to their geographic area, with the goal of improving child nutrition and building new relationships between schools and local farmers.