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Allentown School District Brings Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program to Three Elementary Schools

Allentown School District Brings Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program to Three Elementary Schools
Posted on 08/20/2018
The Allentown School District is excited to participate in the USDA Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program for the 2018-2019 school year.  

The following schools have qualified for the program:

McKinley Elementary
Muhlenberg Elementary
Roosevelt Elementary

The funding for this program is awarded to the district through the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP). The program’s goals are to create healthier school environments by providing healthier food choices, expand the variety of fruits and vegetables students experience, increase fruit and vegetable consumption, and positively impact students’ present and future health.   By providing the fresh fruits and vegetables this helps keep students healthy, while also providing an opportunity to teach them about health, and how to make smart and nutritious food choices.

In accordance with Federal law, and US Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability. 

To file a complaint of discrimination, write to USDA, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 or call toll free (866) 632-9992 (Voice).  Individuals who are hearing impaired or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339; or (800) 845-6136 (Spanish).  USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

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About the Allentown School District
The Allentown School District serves nearly 17,000 students in a network of 25 early childhood, elementary, middle and high schools throughout the city of Allentown, PA. The Allentown School District is the third largest urban school district out of 500 districts in the Commonwealth. The District’s Mission states that each and every student will graduate college and career ready by having their individual needs met through active engagement in a rigorous, safe and nurturing learning environment. Our core values reflect a commitment to excellence, partnership and equity.  The Allentown School District employs approximately 2,400 teachers, staff and administrators. Founded in 1866, ASD serves students from 51 countries speaking 26 languages with nearly 90 percent household qualifying as low income. www.allentownsd.org