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Kentucky receives award for outstanding service in child nutrition, to receive almost $239,000
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Monday, January 6, 2014 4:12 AM EST
The Kentucky Department of Education's Division of School and Community Nutrition has been chosen for an award for outstanding service in child nutrition.
Kentucky Education Commissioner Terry Holliday says it's a sign that Kentucky schoolchildren are having one of their most basic needs met.
In the past school year, Kentucky was among 10 jurisdictions to directly certify without need for paper applications 100 percent of children whose households receive nutrition assistance. The state Education Department says that's up 24 percentage points from the previous year.