Pima JTED has received a federal grant renewal from the Child and Adult Care Food Program to provide healthy snacks free of charge to students who attend evening and Saturday programs at the district’s JTED @ Amphi Land Lab, JTED @ Camino Seco and JTED @ Master Pieces campuses. With the help of the grant originally awarded in 2013, Pima JTED has continuously provided approximately 800 students a day with a low-sugar snack that includes whole grains, fresh fruit or vegetables, dairy, and protein.

Pima JTED Grants and Data Specialist Terri Howard says the grant is essential to serve the large population of students living in the vicinity of the three campuses who qualify for the federally-funded Free and Reduced Lunch program. “The majority of our students attend their public school during the day and come to their JTED program immediately after school, so the healthy snacks we provide are vital to help those students function better in school and carry them through a long day.”