Love Your Veggies Grant Program

Posted by on September 8, 2008

Grant Program to Fund Fresh Produce Programs at Elementary Schools

Deadline: November 7, 2008

The Love Your Veggies grant program ( is sponsored by the makers of Hidden Valley Salad Dressings in partnership with the School Nutrition Foundation ( and is supported by Produce for Better Health Foundation ( The program will award grants to elementary schools (grades k-6) across the United States in support of programs that help provide students with increased access to and consumption of fresh, healthy foods made available through an on-campus vegetable consumption program.

The program will award ten grants of $15,000 each. Each grant award will support an elementary school in developing a program offering fresh vegetables and fruits lasting through the 2009-10 school year.

Grant awards will be based on proposals that demonstrate need, sustainability, innovation, and potential for community involvement. Funding must be spent on any of the following: fresh produce (vegetables and fruits); a vegetable station (such as a dedicated salad bar); kitchen equipment (primary usage must relate to the proposed program); program staffing (cafeteria personnel, lunch-room staff, etc.); nutrition education supplies; or food safety training.

Visit the program’s Web site for complete guidelines and an application form.

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