PMA Gets Fruits, Vegetables Into Math Curriculums

The Produce Marketing Association is sponsoring a program designed to encourage third and fourth graders to eat more fruits and vegetables while they’re learning math.

NEWARK, Del. — The Produce Marketing Association is sponsoring a program designed to encourage third and fourth graders to eat more fruits and vegetables while they’re learning math. Designed by Scholastic Inc., the program, “Crunch the Numbers,” meets national standards for third and fourth grade math curriculums. Lesson plans include math problems that incorporate addition, subtraction and fractions using fruits and vegetables. For example, in a typical lesson plan, the retail prices for a

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