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Elementary Schools Encouraged to Apply for Fruit and Vegetable Funds

The Department of Education’s State Office of Special Nutrition Programs is announcing the availability of its Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program for the 2011-2012 school year.
“The program provides all children in participating elementary schools with a variety of free fresh fruits and veggies throughout the school day. The program is an effective and creative way to introduce students to healthy snack options,” said State Special Nutrition Director Angela Frett.
For this school year, the territory will receive $27,167 for the program, and all elementary schools are encouraged to apply.
Applications will be available starting Oct. 11, at the Special Nutrition Programs offices. Locations are:
St. Thomas: 4th Street on the third floor of the Herman A. Lloyd building in Sugar Estate
St. Croix: Department of Education’s Main Complex at 2133 Hospital Street, Christiansted
The deadline for applying is Nov. 4. For more information, call 774-9373 on St. Thomas or 773-1095, ext. 7082 on St. Croix.
In accordance with Federal Law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability. To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA Director, Office of Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 or call toll free (866) 632-9992 (Voice) or the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339 or (800) 845-6136 (Spanish). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

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The Department of Education’s State Office of Special Nutrition Programs is announcing the availability of its Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program for the 2011-2012 school year.
“The program provides all children in participating elementary schools with a variety of free fresh fruits and veggies throughout the school day. The program is an effective and creative way to introduce students to healthy snack options,” said State Special Nutrition Director Angela Frett.
For this school year, the territory will receive $27,167 for the program, and all elementary schools are encouraged to apply.
Applications will be available starting Oct. 11, at the Special Nutrition Programs offices. Locations are:
St. Thomas: 4th Street on the third floor of the Herman A. Lloyd building in Sugar Estate
St. Croix: Department of Education’s Main Complex at 2133 Hospital Street, Christiansted
The deadline for applying is Nov. 4. For more information, call 774-9373 on St. Thomas or 773-1095, ext. 7082 on St. Croix.
In accordance with Federal Law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability. To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA Director, Office of Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 or call toll free (866) 632-9992 (Voice) or the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339 or (800) 845-6136 (Spanish). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.