The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 (S. 3307), which passed the U.S. Senate by unanimous consent on Aug. 5, is supported by the United Fresh Produce Association. Blanche Lincoln (D-Ariz.), chair of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, introduced the legislation earlier this year.

"The drive for healthier kids through increased consumption of fresh fruits and vegetables is something that United Fresh and the entire produce industry has pursued for many years now," said United Fresh president and CEO Tom Stenzel, in a statement. "United Fresh commends [chair] Lincoln, ranking member Saxby Chambliss [R-Ga.] and the Senate Agriculture Committee and members of the Senate for their passage of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act. This bill provides a clear road map for healthier school meals and greater access to fresh, healthy fruits and vegetables."

United Fresh and other members of the National Alliance for Nutrition and Activity Coalition urge the House of Representatives to pass child nutrition legislation before the programs expire on Sept. 30. For more information about the bill, visit