By Kristen Wyatt
The Associated Press
DENVER — A Colorado bill to spend about $5 million to put more local produce in school cafeterias passed its first test Wednesday at the Legislature.
But the measure passed by a single vote after complaints that it takes money from classroom instruction.
The bill sets up a grant program to make Colorado the 17th state to chip in grant money in addition to federal programs to help get more locally grown foods on cafeteria plates.