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Fresh Fruit & Vegetable Program (FFVP)

Fresh Fruit & Vegetable Program (FFVP)
The Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP) is a federal grant program that provides fresh fruit or vegetable snacks to students in the classroom at qualifying K-5 and K-8 schools. It’s a great way to get students excited about eating healthy and trying new fruits & vegetables. 

Important update! FFVP will be ending earlier this year than in previous years.

The Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program is designed to increase the overall acceptance and consumption of fresh fruits and vegetables among elementary students. This program is funded by the United States Department of Agriculture through an annual allocation to offset the cost for districts. With the increased cost of food and supplies this year, allocation funds will unfortunately be depleted sooner than expected.
  • The following sites’ last day of FFVP will be Thursday, March 30: Cityview, Folwell, Hmong International Academy, Jenny Lind, Las Estrellas, Pratt, Sullivan, and Webster.
  • All other FFVP sites have one week of service in April after we return from spring break (April 11-14). The last day of FFVP for all remaining sites will be Friday, April 14.

March FFVP Menu & Newsletter (click here or on the menu below)

National Nutrition Month® is a campaign sponsored by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics that focuses on the importance of making informed food choices and developing a healthy lifestyle. This year’s theme, Fuel for the Future, highlights how our food choices impact our health and our environment. Fuel your body and your mind by trying a new fruit or vegetable this month!

Fruits and vegetables offer valuable nutrients that cannot be found in other foods, yet most kids (and adults) do not eat the recommended amounts. In addition to increasing overall intake, the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program exposes students to new flavors and textures. Be brave to try unfamiliar foods! Like all new skills, trying new foods takes practice. Some unique items featured this month include black plums, minneolas, lychee fruit, golden berries, black mission figs, and kiwi berries!