School meals: plant-based food and milk options: California School Plant-Based Food and Beverage Program

AB-558

session 2021-2022
priority High
Author Nazarian
position Support
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Would establish the California School Plant-Based Food and Beverage Program and authorize a local educational agency to apply for reimbursement of up to $0.20 per meal for meals that include a plant-based food option or up to $0.10 per meal for meals that include a plant-based milk option or both. The bill would require the department to make additional one-time payments of up to $1,000 on a first-come-first-served basis to local educational agencies that receive meal reimbursement pursuant to the bill’s provisions.