Three Marietta City schools have won one year grants from the U.S Department of Agriculture Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program.
The grants to Dunleith, Hickory Hills, and Sawyer Road elementary schools are valued at more than $91,000. Dunleith will receive $32,181, Hickory Hills $22,872, and Sawyer Road $36,035.
The grants allow school districts to provide low-income students with fresh domestic fruits and vegetables each day other than at a meal, breakfast or lunch, and teach children there are alternate snack choices to high fat, sugar or salty snacks.
“These FFVP grants provide our schools an opportunity to increase fresh fruit and vegetable consumption while introducing students to a wide variety of produce that is not typically served during school lunch,” said Cindy Culver, Marietta’s director of school nutrition.