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Grants to Kentucky elementary schools to purchase fresh produce for the benefit of students throughout the state. Funding is intended to increase the consumption of fresh vegetables and fruits by students in schools with high free and reduced lunch enrollment. The produce will be offered at no cost throughout the school day at times outside the regular meal service periods.
The Goal of the FFVP is to create healthier school environments by providing healthier food choices:
This program is seen as an important catalyst for change in efforts to combat childhood obesity by helping children learn more healthful eating habits. The FFVP introduces school children to a variety of produce that they otherwise might not have had the opportunity to sample.
Allowable Uses of Funds:
Estimated Size of Grant:
For the 2022-2023 school year, funds will be allocated for the period of July 1, 2022 through June 20, 2023.