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Program Offers Prince George's County Students Free Fruits, Vegetables

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    Some Prince George's County students will get to try new fruits and vegetables this school year.

    Twenty-nine elementary schools will be given up to $75 per student to buy fresh fruits and vegetables as a part of the United States Department of Agriculture's Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program. A variety of fruits and vegetables will be served, including some the students may have never seen.

    "In many cases, our students are not exposed to a variety of fresh fruits and vegetables at home," said Joan Shorter, director of the Department of Food and Nutrition Services.

    Shorter says the produce will be served as a daily snack.

    The following schools will participate in the program:

    • Adelphi
    • Andrew Jackson
    • Beacon Heights
    • Bladensburg
    • Carole Highlands
    • Carrollton
    • Cesar Chavez
    • Chillum
    • Cool Spring
    • Dodge Park
    • Edward M. Felegy
    • Glassmanor
    • Glenridge
    • Lamont
    • Langley Park/McCormick
    • Mary Harris "Mother" Jones
    • Mt. Rainier
    • Port Towns
    • Ridgecrest
    • Riverdale
    • Roger Heights
    • Rosa L. Parks
    • Templeton
    • Thomas S. Stone
    • William Beanes
    • Lewisdale
    • William Paca
    • William W. Hall
    • Woodridge