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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.

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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 waivers for serving virtual students during the 2021-22 SY. If your SFA would like to use the following waivers, click on the each link to complete the respective form. Upon completion of the form, you will receive automatic approval.
 
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