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Fresh Fruit & Vegetable Program

Fresh Fruit & Vegetable Program
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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. 
 
Twenty-four MPS schools participate in the 2020-2021 Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program. MPS Culinary & Wellness Services serves fresh fruit and vegetable snacks to students at participating schools Tuesday-Friday. Each month, the FFVP menu features a wide variety of fruits and vegetables to provide students the opportunity to try and learn about new foods. 
 

Fresh Fruit & Vegetable Program: May 2021

This month we are Eating the Rainbow with different colored items on Fridays: orange peppers, kiwi slices, pomegranate arils, blueberries. By eating a variety of colored fruits and vegetables you can help your body get what it needs to be healthy:

  • Red foods are good for your heart, blood, and joints.
  • Orange foods help prevent cancer and reduce risk of heart disease.
  • Yellow foods are good for your skin, heart, eyes, and improve your digestive and immune systems.
  • Green foods are good for your bones and strengthening your immune system.
  • Blue & Purple foods helps improve your memory and brain function.
  • White foods support your immune and circulatory systems.

May FFVP Menu & Newsletter

May FFVP Slide Deck - Daiy slides with history, nutrition, and fun facts for each day's FFVP item 

Additional Educational Resources

Education is an important part of the Fresh Fruit & Vegetable Program (FFVP) and snacks can be easily connected to everyday classroom lessons to enhance student learning!

Additional Program Information

Questions?

Please contact Kate Seybold, Farm to School Coordinator, for more information.