Skip to comments.Gov't Spending $4.8M to Tell Students to 'Get Fruved'
Posted on 03/18/2014 11:57:40 AM PDT by Sub-Driver
Gov't Spending $4.8M to Tell Students to 'Get Fruved'
March 17, 2014 - 9:13 AM By Eric Scheiner
(CNSNews.com) - If a college student dressed up as a giant bunch of grapes jumped out of the shadows and told you to "get fruved," what could you possibly say?
The University of Tennessee-Knoxville is getting more than $4.8 million taxpayer dollars to develop a healthy-eating campaign that has students -- dressed up as fruits and vegetables -- cavorting in the hallways of higher education.
Getting "fruved" means you're eating your FRUits and VEgetables. Get it?
The USDAs National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) recently announced a grant of $4,887,083 for the school's Get Fruved project.
"These grants fund critical research that will help USDA and our partners implement effective strategies to support America's next generation so they can have a healthy childhood and develop healthy habits for life," USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack said in announcing the grant.
According to the Fruved.com website, the project is a non-diet approach to weight management and does not promote a special diet to manage weight.
The campaign includes games and events that center around five characters (Spinach, Carrot, Banana, Grapes, and Tomato). Students wearing fruit and vegetable costumes interact with other students on campus and recruit them to engage in fruved activities.
Students will address behaviors include healthy eating, physical activity, managing stress, emotional well-being, and maintaining positive social systems. The campaign includes social media, a study website, and online educational initiatives."
Currently some of the Get Fruved videos show college students dressed as fruits and vegetables dancing and surprising students. The characters tell students to Get fruved! and Eat healthy, okay?
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I'd think he wanted to see my underwear..................
Just wary. Saying "macaca" and "niggardly" got one demolished not too long ago... thus "Fruved" could be a new leftist trap for conservatives.
A $4.7M taxpayer-provided Federal grant to tell hormone-soaked college students to perform an act they already are doing en masse? I’d rather have back the shrimp running on treadmills.
We’re all getting fruved by this regime.
Yes, up the apple core.
If they jump out at me, I’ll turn them into raisins.
Add in some flakes and nuts, and you could get "fluted", while you're getting fruved. Fruits, flakes, nuts, and vetetables -- pretty much describes the denizens of liberal arts departments everywhere.
Wow! I coulda had a V8!.................
Lock the freaks up!
Wasn’t this on an epi of “South Park”?
This stinks of Moochelles handiwork.
It would be his lucky day as a girl would finally be touching him in his "special place".
Don't jump out at me. I react quickly and badly.
I beg your pardon?!?
Grant Junkie Nanny State PING!
Thanks for the ping!
Sooner or later someone is going to stomp the whine out of those grapes...
Yes. She has to be in on this.