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News Release

Contact: Thomas Algarin, Director, Communication & Information
770-422-3500 ext. 282

Release June 20, 2013

Dunleith, Hickory Hills, Lockheed, Park
Street, Sawyer Road Elementary Awarded

USDA Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Grants
One-year grants valued at over $166,000. Vary by school.

MARIETTA, GA -Five Marietta City schools are the recipients of one-year grants awarded by the U.S Department of Agriculture (USDA) Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP). The grants to Dunleith, Hickory Hills, Lockheed, Park Street, and Sawyer Road Elementary are valued at over $166,000.

“These Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program grants are part of the USDA Food, Conservation and Energy Act of 2008 (Farm Bill). Dunleith Elementary will receive $33,005, Hickory Hills Elementary will receive $24, 441, Lockheed will receive $41,670, Park Street will receive 29,650, and Sawyer Road Elementary will receive $37,463 from the grant,” said Cindy Culver, Marietta City Schools Director of School Nutrition. “Grant allocations are based on student enrollment at qualifying schools.”

Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program grants allow school systems to provide low income students with fresh domestic fruits and vegetables each day other than at a meal (breakfast or lunch), and teaches children there are alternate snack choices to high fat, sugar or salt snacks.

“The FFVP grants provide our schools an opportunity to increase fresh fruit and vegetable consumption served during school lunch,” added Culver. “Each student also receives an extra snack that helps them to stay focused during the school day and ready to learn.”

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