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Henderson County Child Nutrition Department Receives USDA Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP) Grant

The FFVP program provides all children in participating schools with a variety of free fresh fruits and vegetables throughout the school day. It is an effective and creative way of introducing fresh fruits and vegetables as healthy snack options. The FFVP encourages community partnerships to support the schools when they offer free fruits and vegetables to children during the school day.

 

The goal of the FFVP is to:

• create healthier school environments by providing healthier food choices;

• expand the variety of fruits and vegetables for children to experience;

• increase children’s fruit and vegetable consumption; and

• make a difference in children’s diets to impact their present and future health.

 

School selection was based upon submitted applications from elementary schools that operate the National School Lunch Program and that have 50 percent or more of their students eligible for free/reduced-price meals. Priority was given to schools with the highest percentage of free and reduced-price eligible students. Kentucky received more than 3.2 million dollars in FFVP funding for the 2020 Federal Fiscal Year. Each participating school will receive funds to operate the program based on approximately $50 per student.

The participating schools include:

South Heights Elementary School

$24,350.00

Central Academy

$9,450.00

Jefferson Elementary School

$17,450.00

Bend Gate Elementary School

$22,800.00

 

For further information, please contact Charlotte Baumgartner, Director of Child Nutrition, at 270-831-5000.

 

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

 

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

 

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

(1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture

Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights

1400 Independence Avenue, SW

Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;

(2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or

(3) email: program.intake@usda.gov.

 

 

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