FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - More than 30,000 Kentucky elementary
school students may be getting more fresh fruit and vegetables
during the school day.
Kentucky has been allocated $1.8 million for use next school
year for students from preschool through sixth grade in schools
where at least half of the students are eligible for free or
Participating schools must agree to offer free fresh fruits and
vegetables to all enrolled students during the school day at least
three days a week and at a time other than meal service periods.
The state Education Department says the purpose is to increase
fresh fruit and vegetable consumption by younger schoolchildren,
especially low-income students.
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