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Hidden Valley(R) Announces Fourth Annual Love Your Veggies(TM) School Grant Program
Date:9/21/2009

OAKLAND, Calif., Sept. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- As part of its continuing efforts to help schools instill a life-long love of vegetables in children, the makers of Hidden Valley(R) Salad Dressings have announced the fourth annual Love Your Veggies(TM) grant program, an initiative that will provide $10,000 grants to 10 public elementary schools in the United States to support increased access to and consumption of fresh produce during school meals.

In partnership with School Nutrition Foundation, the Love Your Veggies(TM) grant program aims to help schools fund the implementation of fresh fruit and vegetable education programs in the lunchroom and in the classroom following the 2004 Child Nutrition Reauthorization Act, which required school districts to adopt local school wellness policies to strengthen nutrition and physical activity programs(1).

In addition to the 10 grants, the Love Your Veggies(TM) grant program will also award another $10,000 grant to an elementary school through a Twitter contest set to run Sept. 21-Oct. 2. Elementary schools will be asked to tweet their 140 character application--which can include a link to a Web site or photo--to @HVRanch and then launch a re-tweet campaign for their chance to win. Twitter applications will be judged separately from the full grant program and schools are encouraged to submit applications for both grants. Full rules and regulations on the Twitter contest will be available at http://bit.ly/lyvtw or LoveYourVeggies.com Sept. 21, 2009.

"Understanding that 96 percent of children 2 to 12 years of age fall short of the recommended 2-5 cups of daily fruit and vegetables(2), we hope to help bridge that gap and encourage more kids t
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