$3.9 million grant to help N.J. elementary schools teach kids to eat their fruits and vegetables

    Children in 155 schools across New Jersey will be learning more about fruits and vegetables in the 2012-13 school year.

    The Press of Atlantic City‘s Diane D’Amico reports that the so-called Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program — funded by $3.9 million in federal grants — will provide increased nutrition education to elementary schools where at least half of the students are eligible for free or reduced-price meals.

    No word yet on whether those schools will be forced by the federal government to buy broccoli.

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