McLEAN, Va. — The American Frozen Food Institute submitted comments urging the Child Nutrition Division of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food and Nutrition Service to include frozen products in the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children, known as WIC. It’s also asking that frozen foods be included in the National School Lunch Program, School Breakfast Program, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
“School children and participants in the WIC program can benefit from learning that good nutrition can be achieved consuming a wide variety of foods,” said AFFI’s interim president, Robert Garfield, in a statement. “
AFFI’s member companies are hopeful that Congress and the agency will recognize the innovation that has taken place within our industry and the value of frozen products as part of a healthy lifestyle.” Earlier this year, the USDA promoted frozen fruits and vegetables as convenient sources of fiber for Americans over 70 on a modified MyPyramid for Older Adults.
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