Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP)

Overview

The Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program grant provides payment to sponsors for nutritious, fresh fruits and vegetables offered to students in selected low-income elementary schools participating in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP). This program offers a healthy snack for children outside the normal lunch period. Schools must apply for this competitive grant, and expenses will only be reimbursed up to the school’s total award amount. The FFVP grant has been successful in introducing school children to a variety of produce that they otherwise might not have had the opportunity to sample.

Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program
United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food and Drug Administration

Qualifying/Applying

Sponsors of the NSLP may apply annually for the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable (FFVP). The application review process gives priority to schools representing the highest percent of students certified for free and reduced-price benefits program.

To be selected for the FFVP, a school must:

  • Be an elementary school
  • Represent the highest percentage of students certified for free and reduced price benefits
  • Participate in the NSLP
  • Complete an annual application for the FFVP in March

Contact Info

Leslie Haberkern
Phone: (801) 538-7562 | E-mail 

Training

Utah Education Network (UEN) Canvas

Only those sponsors who are currently awarded the grant will be able to access the training.

Forms/Resources

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food Distribution Program (FDP) provides many program resources to assist program sponsors.

For additional forms or resources, please contact USBE CNP.

Reimbursement Rates

Reimbursement for FFVP is similar to other Child Nutrition Programs. Awarded schools submit a monthly claim along with supporting documentation verifying purchases of fresh fruits and vegetables served at no cost to students during the school day.

Claims for reimbursement and supporting documentation for this program are due to the Utah State Board of Education (USBE) no later than the fourth working day of each month.

Policy

In coordination with United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food and Nutrition Services (FNS), our office distributes policy memorandums to provide guidance and clarify program requirements and regulations.

USDA/FNS Policy center allows you to search for current and archived USDA published policy memorandum.

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