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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 a fresh fruit or vegetable snacks to students in the classroom at qualifying K-8 schools. It’s a great way to get students excited about eating healthy and trying new fruits & vegetables. Learn more
 
Twenty-six MPS schools participate in the 2019-2020 Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (see right for list of schools). MPS Culinary & Wellness Services provides fresh fruit and vegetable snacks to classrooms at participating schools Tuesday-Friday, October through May.  Each month, FFVP snacks include a wide variety of fruits and vegetables, including Farm to School produce and interesting/uncommon items that may be new to students! 

FFVP: October 2019 

In celebration of National Farm to School Month, the theme for the October FFVP menu is "Farm Fresh Fridays," when we will serve Farm to School vegetables grown by local farms! 
Farm Fresh Friday items: 
Make sure to check out the FFVP newsletter on the backside of the FFVP menu to learn about some of the farmers who grew produce for this month's FFVP menu! 

Celebrate Great Lakes Apple Crunch on October 10th! 

October 10th is the Great Lakes Apple Crunch, when schools across the Great Lakes Region will be crunching into local apples to celebrate National Farm to School Month! Here is how you Here’s how you can use your FFVP local apples on October 10th to do an APPLE CRUNCH COUNTDOWN at your school:
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1) Distribute your FFVP apples
2) Start a countdown over the loudspeaker or in the lunchroom, assembly, or classroom
3) CRUNCH into the apples together!
4) Use your senses: What flavors did you taste in the apple? Tangy, sweet, sour, tart? What was the texture? Crisp, crunchy, juicy, soft? What noise did the CRUNCH remind you of?
 
For more info about the Great Lakes Apple Crunch, click here

FFVP Education 

Make FFVP snack time count with just a few minutes of classroom time! Promote healthy and adventurous eating habits, encourage students to think critically about food (beyond whether they LIKE or DISLIKE it) and learn together about the fruits or vegetables that you’re eating.

Educational Resources

Additional Program Information

Questions?

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