Over $250,000 available to schools for lunchroom learning programs
Nutrition education that includes samplings of fresh fruits and vegetables helps kids accept and enjoy the foods that are key for good health. That's why we've created Project Produce: Fruit and Veggie Grants for Schools, to help schools increase kids' access to fresh fruits and vegetables and provide nutrition education through fun lunchroom learning activities.
Project Produce is a grant program designed to help create experiential nutrition education when and where students make their food choices: in the cafeteria. The $2,500 one-year grants support food costs to incorporate school-wide fruit and vegetable tastings into the school's nutrition program.
- Any district or independent school participating in the National School Lunch Program is eligible to apply
- Districts may apply for grants for up to 10 schools
- There is no deadline and grants will be administered on a rolling basis
- Read this article for helpful application tips