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Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP)
Children in the District of Columbia deserve the opportunity to learn about and be exposed to fresh produce on a regular basis. The Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP) provides a variety of fresh fruits and vegetables as a healthy snack option to all elementary school children in participating schools. The FFVP encourages nutrition education and community partnership, with the goal of introducing healthy, local practices at an early age that may lead to life-long healthy eating habits.
Who is Eligible?
- Elementary Schools
- Must offer the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
- Must have at least 50% or more of their students certified as eligible for free and/or reduced-price school meals
The Division of Wellness and Nutrition Services will be accepting applications for the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program in Spring 2014 for School Year 2014-2015. This is a competitive grant program that must be applied for annually. More information will be available as the application period approaches.
School Year 2013 - 2014
- List of participating schools for 2013 - 2014
- Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
- Monthly Produce Pick
- USDA Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Handbook
- Community Member Toolkit
- Eat Your Fruits and Vegetables
- Fruits and Vegetables Galore: Helping Kids Eat More
- Fruits and Veggies Matter
- Harvest of the Month
- Smart Snacks in Schools