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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 participated 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.

January FFVP Menu & Newsletter

This month’s FFVP menu encourages students to Eat the Rainbow with their FFVP snacks of every color! Eating a variety of different colored fruits and vegetables helps our bodies get what they 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 help improve your memory and brain function.
  • White foods support your immune and circulatory systems

January Classroom Lesson: Check out this fun, five-minute nutrition lesson from Maggie Neola, RD, at Physicians Committee to learn how foods that make up the nutrition rainbow can improve our health! 

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.