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Gov't Spending $4.8M to Tell Students to 'Get Fruved'
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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 USDA’s 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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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; US: Tennessee
KEYWORDS: chomps; getfruved; health; knoxville; nannystate; nutrition; obesity
Such potty talk........
1 posted on 03/18/2014 11:57:40 AM PDT by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

I'd think he wanted to see my underwear..................

2 posted on 03/18/2014 11:59:52 AM PDT by Red Badger (LIberal is an oxymoron......................)
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To: Sub-Driver
Getting "fruved" means you're eating your FRUits and VEgetables.

Just wary. Saying "macaca" and "niggardly" got one demolished not too long ago... thus "Fruved" could be a new leftist trap for conservatives.

3 posted on 03/18/2014 12:00:24 PM PDT by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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To: Sub-Driver

Grifter-speak.


4 posted on 03/18/2014 12:00:28 PM PDT by EagleUSA
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To: Sub-Driver

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.


5 posted on 03/18/2014 12:00:41 PM PDT by twister881
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To: Sub-Driver

We’re all getting fruved by this regime.


6 posted on 03/18/2014 12:05:00 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy
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To: ClearCase_guy
We’re all getting fruved by this regime.

Yes, up the apple core.

7 posted on 03/18/2014 12:17:44 PM PDT by twister881
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To: Sub-Driver

If they jump out at me, I’ll turn them into raisins.


8 posted on 03/18/2014 12:18:04 PM PDT by macglencoe (You see what the left hand is doing, but you should be watching the right hand.)
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To: Sub-Driver
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9 posted on 03/18/2014 12:19:48 PM PDT by Mase (Save me from the people who would save me from myself!)
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To: Sub-Driver
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?

"BANG!"

10 posted on 03/18/2014 12:22:40 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (H.L. Mencken: "The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.")
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To: Sub-Driver
"Getting "fruved" means you're eating your FRUits and VEgetables."

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.

11 posted on 03/18/2014 12:44:50 PM PDT by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: Red Badger
Imagine a group of college kids, stoned on pot with the munchies walking into a dorm and these guys jump out. There could be a terrible shark like frenzy of gnashing teeth.
12 posted on 03/18/2014 12:52:46 PM PDT by dblshot (I am John Galt.)
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To: dblshot

Wow! I coulda had a V8!.................


13 posted on 03/18/2014 12:55:03 PM PDT by Red Badger (LIberal is an oxymoron......................)
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To: Sub-Driver

Lock the freaks up!


14 posted on 03/18/2014 1:02:01 PM PDT by dalereed
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To: Sub-Driver

Wasn’t this on an epi of “South Park”?


15 posted on 03/18/2014 1:20:51 PM PDT by Calvin Locke
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To: Sub-Driver

This stinks of Moochelles handiwork.


16 posted on 03/18/2014 1:29:56 PM PDT by Organic Panic
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To: Sub-Driver
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?

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.

17 posted on 03/18/2014 1:32:51 PM PDT by Harmless Teddy Bear (Proud Infidel, Gun Nut, Religious Fanatic and Freedom Fiend)
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To: Sub-Driver; SheLion; Eric Blair 2084; -YYZ-; 31R1O; 383rr; AFreeBird; AGreatPer; Alamo-Girl; ...
Gov't Spending $4.8M to Tell Students to 'Get Fruved'

I beg your pardon?!?

Grant Junkie Nanny State PING!

18 posted on 03/19/2014 6:43:17 AM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (The PASSING LANE is for PASSING, not DAWDLING)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Thanks for the ping!


19 posted on 03/19/2014 8:14:27 AM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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To: Sub-Driver

Sooner or later someone is going to stomp the whine out of those grapes...


20 posted on 03/19/2014 1:56:14 PM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: Organic Panic

Yes. She has to be in on this.


21 posted on 04/01/2014 5:16:01 PM PDT by Lumper20 ( clown in Chief has own Gov employees Gestapo)
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