Schools receive gratn for fruits, veggies
Thirteen local elementary schools are among the 158 throughout North Carolina that will receive fresh fruits and vegetables next school year, thanks to a $4 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Fresh Fruits and Vegetables Program (FFVP).
The grant will be used to expand the variety of fruits and vegetables on school menus and to increase overall fruit and vegetable consumption by providing healthier snack choices for students.
Under the program, principals, teachers and personnel in participating schools are encouraged to promote fruits and vegetables as snacks throughout the academic day.
The N.C. Department of Public Instruction School Nutrition Services Section received a total of 244 FFVP applications for the 2014-2015 school year.
Here are the Durham Public Schools that will receive funding from the program: Burton Elementary, C.C. Spaulding Elementary, Eastway Elementary, Eno Valley Elementary, Fayetteville Street Elementary, Glenn Elementary, Holt Elementary, Lakewood Elementary, Merrick-Moore Elementary, R.N. Harris Elementary
W.G. Pearson Elementary and Y.E. Smith Elementary.
Early release day ends school year
Durham Public Schools’ classes will dismiss two hours early on the last day of school: June 12, for schools on the traditional calendar, and June 13, for year-round schools. DPS after-school programming will not operate on the last day of school.
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