Luzerne County schools get $668,975 in grants for healthy food options

Six Luzerne County school districts have nabbed a total of $668,975 in state grants designed to increase the amount of fresh fruit and vegetable snacks available during the school day. The money will go to a total of 19 local schools.

The grants — $7 million total statewide — come from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP), designed “to create healthier school environments by providing healthier food choices, expand the variety of fruits and vegetables students experience, increase fruit and vegetable consumption, and positively impact students’ present and future health.” according to a media release

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