Schools Receive Subgrants

Six Schools Receive Subgrants
Posted on 09/06/2018
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Marlboro County School District is happy to announce that six of our schools have been awarded a Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP) subgrant from the State Department of Education to be implemented during the 2018-2019 school year.  The schools earning the grant are Bennettsville Primary, Bennettsville Intermediate, Blenheim Elementary Middle, Clio Elementary, McColl Elementary Middle, and Wallace Elementary Middle.

The Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP) provides all children in participating schools with a variety of fresh fruits and vegetables throughout the school day. It is an effective and creative way of introducing fresh fruits and vegetables as healthy snack options. The FFVP also encourages the education of families and partnerships with members of the community as an overall way of increasing the health and wellness of both students and those in the community in which they live.

Mrs. Gail Redding, principal of Bennettsville Primary School, stated, “While eating healthy is promoted in our classrooms, this grant affords our students the opportunity to experience various kinds of fresh foods that most have never tasted.  Being introduced to different fruits and vegetables may allow our children to be the catalyst for their families experiencing a more healthy lifestyle. We are very grateful for this opportunity!”

Dr. Gregory McCord, Superintendent of Marlboro County School District, stated, “Fresh fruits and vegetables are a great alternative to sugary snacks.  We are happy to be able to promote healthy living early in life for our kids, thank you.”