Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program
The Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP) provides all children in participating schools with a variety of free fresh fruits and vegetables throughout the school day. It is an effective and creative way of introducing fresh fruits and vegetables as healthy snack options. The FFVP also encourages schools to develop partnerships at the State and local level for support in implementing and operating the program.
This program is seen as an important catalyst for change in efforts to combat childhood obesity by helping children learn more healthful eating habits. It also introduces school children to a variety of produce that they otherwise might not have had the opportunity to sample.
The goal of the FFVP is to create healthier school environments by providing healthier food choices by:
- Expanding the variety of fruits and vegetables children experience.
- Increasing children’s fruit and vegetable consumption.
- Making a difference in children’s diets to impact their present and future health.
Schools participating in the FFVP are: Aoy, Cooley, Douglass, Hart, Lee, Moye, and Zavala.