Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP)

Overview

The Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP) exposes children to a wide variety of fresh fruits and vegetables in the hope that they will develop healthy eating habits. Elementary schools that have greater than 50% eligible free and reduced lunch students are eligible to apply yearly for this program. Fresh fruits and vegetables are served during the school day in a variety of settings on a daily basis. The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) encourages schools to offer fresh fruits and vegetables a minimum of twice a week. FFVP grant funds cannot be utilized as part of the National School Breakfast or National School Lunch Program. Schools will receive funding of $50-75 per student based on total enrollment of schools participating in the program.

 

 

 

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