CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) -- A U.S. Department of Agriculture program will make it easier for Wyoming youngsters to heed their mothers' advice by eating veggies during the school day.

State Superintendent Jim McBride announced Wednesday that 90 Wyoming elementary schools have been chosen to receive USDA fresh fruit and vegetable grants for next school year.

Eligible schools must participate in the National School Lunch Program and agree to make fresh fruits and vegetables available to all children outside regular meal times.

Schools must also provide nutrition education and advertise the program within the school.

Goals of the program include improving children's diets and improving their health.

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