Students in Idaho get fresh fruit and veggies | Health
Over 100 elementary schools in Idaho were awarded Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program grants.
“Through the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program, schools will not only provide more nutritious options to Idaho students but also teach them about the benefits of healthy eating,” Superintendent Tom Luna said.
The program was started by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, in hopes to expose students to a larger variety of fresh fruits and veggies, above and beyond what the other USDA programs already offer school kids.
A perk of the program is that students will be able to try new, exotic fruits and veggies while their teachers can use them for fun lesson plans.
The application process for these grants was competitive and funds runs from July 1, 2012 until June 30, 2013.
For more information: Child Nutrition Programs at the Idaho State Depatment of Education.