Students are “vegging out” at Kwis Elementary School, but you won’t find any
couch potatoes on the Hacienda Heights campus.
That’s because the Hacienda La Puente Unified School District has started a
new fresh fruits and vegetables program. This year, the local district received
a grant of $286,000 to provide fresh fruits from the U.S. Department of
The USDA says the investment is part of President Barack Obama’s efforts to
improve children’s health by providing access to nutritious meals in schools.
The assistance will provide free fresh fruit and vegetables to children
throughout the school day.
Read more in Rich Irwin’s story FRUIT.