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Massachusetts Schools Awarded $184,100 for USDA Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP)

Seven Massachusetts school districts have been awarded $184,100 as part of the USDA Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP) to provide support to elementary schools with 50% or more of students eligible for free or reduced-price meals. The program is designed to expand fruit and vegetable consumption outside school meal service. Awards range from of $12,766 to $41,475. Nutrition personnel in these schools will work with staff and administration to increase access for over 7110 students to fresh fruits and vegetables by offering fruits and vegetables during the school day, promoting sound health and nutrition, and thus contribute to reducing overweight and obesity.

Cambridge Public Schools $17,509
Chicopee Public Schools $26,300
Fitchburg Public Schools $23,150
North Adams Public Schools $38,250
Seven Hills Charter Public School $12,776
Somerville Public Schools $24,640
Worcester Public Schools $41,475

For more information contact: Rita Brennan Olson ( 781-338-6481.

Last Updated: September 30, 2008
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