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Gov. Rick Scott signs bill transferring control of school meals



Gov. Rick Scott signed off Thursday on Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam's session priority: transferring school food and nutrition programs from the Department of Education to his agency.

"Obviously we’re thrilled that the governor has signed the bill into law," Putnam told the Times/Herald, "and has embraced our vision for improving the quality of what our kids eat in the school system. We look forward to working with him and the Department of Education, and all of us moving forward together to do better for our children."

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[Last modified: Thursday, June 23, 2011 1:21pm]


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