Schools receive $1.9 million for fruits and vegetables

Across Idaho, 104 schools will share more than $1.9 million in grants to provide fruits and vegetables as snacks.

The federal government’s Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program grants will allow the schools to offer free mid-morning and mid-afternoon snacks to their students.

“Focusing on increasing students’ consumption of fresh fruits and vegetables will positively impact student health, and will ultimately support overall student wellness,” state superintendent Sherri Ybarra said in a news release Friday.

The grant period runs from July 1 through June 30, 2017.

Click on the State Department of Education news release for a list of the schools receiving a share of the grants.