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Massachusetts Schools Awarded $2,256,281 for 2010-2011 USDA Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP)

Twenty-three Massachusetts school districts have been awarded $2,256,281 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 $9,225 to $54,896. Nutrition personnel in these 75 schools will work with staff and administration to increase access for over 32,800 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.

Boston Public Schools$482,808
Cambridge Public Schools$94,270
Chicopee Public Schools $57,600
Fall River Public Schools$255,944
Fitchburg Public Schools$60,310
Lawrence Public Schools $110,500
Lowell Public Schools$34,920
New Bedford Public Schools$9,225
North Adams Public Schools $40,320
Orange Public Schools$57,825
Pittsfield Public Schools$45,190
Randolph Public Schools$26,280
Quaboag Regional Schools $40,575
Quincy Public Schools$36,400
Salem Public Schools$113,025
Somerville Public Schools$59,250
Springfield Public Schools$222,751
Wareham Public Schools$42,900
Worcester Public Schools$299,550
Worcester (Abby Kelly Foster School)$46,800
Worcester (Seven Hills Charter Public School)$50,008

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

Last Updated: September 9, 2010
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