Schools can submit applications for one of 20 It’s All About the Fruit grants of $500. The application deadline is Nov. 29. Winners will be announced in January.
Recipients will be selected based on plans to promote nutrition education, ideas for incorporating fruit-tree activities in curricula and the ability to sustain the program over multiple years.
“Observing and exploring fruit production gives a deeper understanding and appreciation for this essential element of our diet,” says NGA President Mike Metallo.
The grant program joins Jamba Juice’s Sip to Support A Garden campaign, which allows school and garden organizations to raise funds throughout the year.
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