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More fruits and vegetables could be available at some Kentucky schools

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
reduced-price meals.
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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