USDA Funds More Fresh Fruits And Veggies For School Kids

Via ReutersState agencies will get more federal funding to provide fresh fruits and vegetables at schools, the U. S. Department of Agriculture announced on Wednesday. The $48 million increase in funding for the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program represents a 40 percent increase since the last fiscal year.

The USDA estimates between 600,000 to 950,000 children will benefit from the program.

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