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Massachusetts schools awarded $1,484,559 for 2009-2010 USDA Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP)

Twenty-two Massachusetts school districts have been awarded $1,484,399 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 $2,175 to $220,875. Nutrition personnel in these 28 schools will work with staff and administration to increase access for nearly 22,000 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.

Arlington (Germaine Lawrence School)$3,600
Boston Public Schools$124,950
Cambridge Public Schools$111,750
Chicopee Public Schools $58,350
Fall River Public Schools$220,875
Fitchburg Public Schools$67,320
Jamaica Plain (Home for Little Wanderers-Knights Center)$2,170
Lawrence Public Schools $154,615
Lawrence Day Charter School$24,825
North Adams Public Schools $36,975
New Bedford Public Schools$9,525
Orange Public Schools$58,050
Pittsfield Public Schools$60,225
Quaboag Regional Schools $34,875
Quincy Public Schools$41,025
Salem Public Schools$73,650
Somerville Public Schools$57,450
Westfield Public Schools$13,238
Worcester Public Schools$149,841
Worcester (Abby Kelly Foster School)$50,000
Worcester (Seven Hills Charter Public School)$50,100

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

Last Updated: August 27, 2009
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