Students in 137 Kentucky elementary schools will enjoy fresh produce during the 2015-2016 school year as part of the federal Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program, including 10 sites in Fayette County Public Schools:
- Arlington Elementary
- Booker T. Washington Primary Academy
- Booker T. Washington Intermediate Academy
- Breckinridge Elementary
- Cardinal Valley Elementary
- Harrison Elementary
- James Lane Allen Elementary
- Mary Todd Elementary
- Russell Cave Elementary
- William Wells Brown Elementary
The program, implemented through the U.S. Department of Agriculture, provides all children in participating schools with a variety of fresh fruits and vegetables throughout the school day.
The program also encourages community partnerships to support the schools. The aim is to make a difference in children’s diets to impact their present and future health.
Selection was based on applications from schools that operate the National School Lunch Program and that have 50% or more of their students eligible for free/reduced-price meals.
Kentucky received $2.95 million in FFVP funding for the 2015-2016 school year, and each school will receive about $50 per student