Media Advisory: U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue to Unveil New School Meal Program Flexibility

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Media Advisory No. 0003.17

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U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue to Unveil New School Meal Program Flexibility

Sec. Perdue in Leesburg, Virginia – Public Schedule for May 1, 2017

(Washington, DC, April 28, 2017) – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue will unveil an interim rule on Monday, May 1, 2017 designed to provide flexibility for school meals. Perdue will make the announcement during a visit to an elementary school in Leesburg, Virginia. Perdue will continue on to a technology center where he will connect with Future Farmers of America chapters via YouTube Live. Secretary Perdue will hold the following public events.

Monday, May 1, 2017

12:30 p.m.-1:45 p.m.

School Lunch Regulatory Flexibility Announcement
Sec. Perdue and Senator Pat Roberts will have lunch with students at Catoctin Elementary School and announce an interim rule providing regulatory flexibility for the National School Lunch Program.

Catoctin Elementary School
311 Catoctin Cir SW
Leesburg, VA 20175

Note: Secretary Perdue will be available for interview for approximately 20 minutes after his remarks.

Please RSVP to press if you are interested in attending this event.

2:00p.m.-3:00p.m.

FFA Tele-Town Hall
Sec. Perdue will speak with 6 Future Farmers of America chapters from across the country from C.S. Monroe Technical High School via YouTube Live.

C.S. Monroe Technology Center
715 Children’s Center Rd SW
Leesburg, VA 20175

Please RSVP to press if you are interested in attending this event.

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