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Massachusetts schools awarded $783,115 for second round of USDA Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP)

Twenty Massachusetts school districts have been awarded $783,115 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. Individual school awards range from of $3,675 to $61,620. Nutrition personnel in these 28 schools will work with staff and administration to increase access for over 11,250 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.

Recipient Amount
Barnstable Public Schools$18,520
Boston Public Schools $165,600
Cambridge Public Schools$51,846
Chicopee Public Schools $26,300
Community Day Charter School, Lawrence$24,750
Fall River Public Schools$61,620
Fitchburg Public Schools$32,450
Home for Little Wanderers, Jamaica Plain$3,675
Lawrence Public Schools$37,500
North Adams Public Schools $38,400
Orange Public Elementary Schools$17,000
Quaboag Regional Schools$31,906
Quincy Public Schools $38,775
Salem Public Schools $37,350
Seven Hills Charter Public School, Worcester$33,198
Somerville Public Schools $34,050
Waltham Public Schools$20,025
Webster Public Schools$33,600
Westfield Public Schools $12,350
Worcester Public Schools $64,200

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

Last Updated: January 26, 2009
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