Thousands of elementary school students in the Commonwealth will be enjoying fresh produce during the upcoming school year as part of a federal program.
Over 1,600 elementary students in Christian County will benefit from the federal fresh fruit and vegetable program implemented through the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
CCPS Spokesperson Heather Aubin announced which schools will be participating in the program next year.
Ms. Aubin then went onto to describe the purpose and goal of the program.
Officials say Kentucky received $2.7 million in funding for the upcoming calendar year and each participating school will receive enough money to operate the program based on about $53 per student enrolled as reported in October 2011.