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District 194 begins  fruit, vegetable program

Saukview Elementary School student JoselValencieats watermelsnack. | Supplied Photo

Saukview Elementary School student Joselin Valencia eats a watermelon snack. | Supplied Photo

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Updated: October 24, 2012 6:11AM



Steger School District 194 recently received a fruit and vegetable grant that will provide fresh fruits and vegetables to elementary students a few days a week. Menu items include watermelon, berries, kiwi, sweet potatoes and black grapes.

District officials said the goal of the program is to expose young children to a variety of healthy snacks.

Eastview students will snack on Tuesdays and Thursdays; Parkview students on Mondays and Wednesdays; and Saukview students on Wednesdays and Fridays.

District officials said the program does not replace the healthy fruit and vegetable options available at lunch every day.

Staff reports



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