The purpose of this section is to encourage greater awareness and interest in the number and variety of pulse crop products available to schoolchildren, as recommended by the most recent Dietary Guidelines for Americans published under section 5341 of title 7.
The term “eligible pulse crop” means dry beans, dry peas, lentils, and chickpeas.
The term “pulse crop product” means a food product derived in whole or in part from an eligible pulse crop.
As soon as practicable after the completion of the evaluation under subsection (d), the Secretary shall submit to the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry of the Senate and the Committee on Education and the Workforce of the House of Representative a report describing the results of the evaluation.
There is authorized to be appropriated to carry out this section $10,000,000, to remain available until expended.