50,000 students to get more fruit, vegetables during the school day
More than 50,000 students in 125 Kentucky elementary schools will be able to eat fresh fruit and vegetables in the coming school year. The nutritious snacks will be provided as part of the U.S. Department of Agriculture‘s Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program.
To see which schools were selected, click here.
The goal of the program is to create healthier school environments, introduce children to fresh fruit and vegetables and expand their consumption.
Schools chosen have at least 50 percent of their students who qualify for free or reduced-price meals. Priority was given to the schools with the highest percentages. Kentucky received $2.7 million for the upcoming school year from the program, which translates to about $53 per student. (Read more)