The push to have more fresh fruits and vegetables in school cafeterias is curently being debated on several levels, including in Congress.

First Lady Michelle Obama supports the concept as a way to reduce childhood obesity.

The debate also coincides with the reauthorization of the federal Child Nutrition Act, which authorizes free and reduced-priced school lunches.

But opponents say that requiring schools to buy only locally produced fruits and vegetables will raise the cost. They also point to a lack of food preparation equipment in schools and challenges in transporting produce from farms to schools.

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