Applegate Applauds Congress for Uniting for School Lunch

Passage of Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 Paves Way for Change in 2011

Dec 03, 2010, 10:49 ET from Applegate

BRIDGEWATER, N.J., Dec. 3, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- "Congress showed that the more than 31 million children who count on the national school lunch program are a top priority," said Linda Boardman, president of Applegate, the leading producer of natural and organic meats and cheeses. "Applegate has spent the last year working on a local level to educate Americans about the successes of the school lunch program and how different groups coming together can make positive change for our kids' health and nutrition.  Congress exemplified the spirit of cooperation for a greater good, and Applegate looks forward to working with groups on all sides of the lunch line to make 2011 a historic year for school food."

Applegate and School Lunch

Applegate is involved in many community and education efforts surrounding school food.  Applegate works with the Healthy Schools Campaign, an independent not-for-profit organization that is a leading authority on healthy school environments.  Applegate is a lead sponsor for the Healthy School Campaign's "Cooking Up Change" school lunch competition for high school student chefs.  Applegate also provided funding for the new school lunch documentary "Lunch Line." To learn more about Applegate's efforts, visit  For information on "Lunch Line," visit

About Applegate

For more than 20 years, Applegate has been producing high-quality natural and organic hot dogs, bacon, sausages, deli meats, cheese and frozen products.  Natural can mean many things, but when Applegate says their products are natural, consumers are guaranteed that the meat inside is:

  • Raised without antibiotics or hormones
  • From animals fed a vegetarian or 100% grass diet and treated with humane animal standards
  • Free of added chemical nitrites, nitrates or phosphates
  • Free of artificial ingredients or preservatives

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