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Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP)

Overview

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The Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP) provides all children in participating schools with a variety of free fresh fruits and vegetables during the school day. It is an effective and creative way of introducing fresh fruits and vegetables as healthy snack options. Elementary schools with a free and reduced-priced eligibility of 50%, or Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) equivalent, or higher may apply for this grant opportunity each year.

 
 

Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program Grant for School Year 2021-2022

Pending receipt of funds from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP) grants will be available for the 2021-2022 school year. The level of funds provided to any one school depends on the school’s enrollment and the available funding provided by the USDA. Multiple school sites may apply to receive funding; however, separate applications for each site are required.
 
The application period for the 2021-2022 school year has closed. Applicants will be notified of their status this summer.
 
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Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program Resources

 

FFVP & COVID-19

Guidance

FFVP Waivers

The DPI School Nutrition Team has applied for and been granted the following waivers for serving virtual students during the 2020-21 SY. Please complete these surveys to let us know if you are utilizing either of the following flexibilities:
The USDA has given the following nationwide flexibilities to the FFVP for serving virtual students:
  • Non-congregate Feeding Waiver allows FFVP schools to distribute the fruit/vegetable snack in a non-congregate manner, including pickup or home delivery.
  • Meal Time Flexibility Waiver allows FFVP schools to distribute the fruit/vegetable snack alongside other Child Nutrition Program meals.

Program Administration

Contacts

For more information about the program, please contact:
 
Claire Koenig, MPH, RDN, CD
Public Health Nutritionist
(608) 266-3079
Michelle Zvonar
Nutrition Program Consultant
(608) 267-9125