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Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program

The goal of the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP) is to:

  • Create healthier school environments by providing healthier food choices
  • Expand the variety of fruits and vegetables children experience
  • Increase children's fruit and vegetable consumption
  • Make a difference in children's diets to impact their present and future health

The FFVP provides a variety of free fresh fruits and vegetables to all enrolled students in the participating schools throughout the school day. Students will be introduced to new and different fruits and vegetables along with nutrition education. Fruits and Vegetables are good low-calorie, low-fat sources of vitamins, minerals, and fiber. The FFVP shows children that fresh fruits and vegetables are healthy and tasty alternatives to snacks that are high in fat, sugar, or salt.

 

Files and Links

2015 FFVP Info Sheet and Application Criteria

2015 FFVP Application

FFVP Handbook

USDA - Food and Nutrition Service