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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
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