Hopkins County Board of Education has been awarded the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Grant from the Division of School and Community Nutrition, Kentucky Department of Education, and U.S. Department of Agriculture for Grapevine Elementary, $23,925, and Pride Elementary, $30,075. The total grant is $54,000.
“I am excited to add Grapevine Elementary to the USDA Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program for this school year,” said Lisa Marsh, district director of child nutrition. “Pride Elementary School was our pilot program school last year and it was a great success. This program creates healthier school environments by providing healthier food choices. The FFVP also expands the variety of fruits and vegetables students experience. Have you ever tried Dragon Fruit? Well, our students will get to try it this month with this program. This program makes a difference in students' diets to impact their present and future health.”
More information about the program is available at https://www.fns.usda.gov/ffvp/fresh-fruit-and-vegetable-program.