BJ Ward Awarded Fresh Fruit & Vegetable Grant

State board of education grant will give kids healthy snacks every day.

Submitted by Valley View School District.

B.J. Ward Elementary School has again been selected to participate in the Illinois State Board of Education’s Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program.

That means Ward students will receive daily snacks during the school day to help keep their minds and bodies healthy.

“The Fresh Fruits and Vegetables Program has become such a huge part of the success B.J. Ward students have experienced,” said Principal Ted Warpinski. “The program is much more than a snack. It’s a way of thinking for our students that helps them make better choices each day.”

The FFVP is designed to increase fresh fruit and vegetable consumption is elementary schools that participate in the National School Lunch Program. Priority is given to schools with a large amount of students on the free ad reduced lunch program.


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