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Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program

Overview

 
Program Description: The Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP) provides children in participating elementary schools with a variety of free fresh fruits and vegetables. This grant opportunity must be applied for annually. The level of funds provided to any one school depends on the school's enrollment and the available funding provided by the USDA.
 
Purpose: The purpose of the program is to expand and increase the variety and amount of fruits and vegetables children experience and consume. Combined with nutrition education and a reinforcement of healthful eating habits, the program emphasizes the long-term goals of positively influencing children's life-long eating habits and combating childhood obesity.
 
Who is Eligible to Apply:
  • Public and non-profit private elementary schools that have 50% or greater of their students receiving free and/or reduced price meals.
  • Schools participating in the Community Eligibility Program (CEP) if their individual school Identified Student Percentage (ISP) multiplied by 1.6 equals 50% of higher. This represents the CEP school's free and reduced-price eligibility equivalent.​
If you have any questions about the program, please contact:
 
Dana Colla, MS, RDN, CD
Public Health Nutritionist
608.267.9206
Claire Koenig, MPH, RDN, CD
Public Health Nutritionist
608.266.3079

 

 

Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program Resources

Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program Grant for School Year 2018-2019

Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program Grant for School Year 2017-2018

Program Administration