Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program
What is FFVP?
The Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (or FFVP as it is most commonly known) is a federal grant program that allows schools to provide a fresh fruit or vegetable snack to students during the school day (outside of the regular lunch and breakfast program).
What are the Benefits?
Well-fed kids learn better! A healthy snack in between meals can help kids stay focused and eliminate classroom behavior issues. FFVP introduces children to a variety of produce that they might not otherwise have the opportunity to sample. Kids at FFVP schools eat more fruits and vegetables than kids at schools that don't participate in the program (up to 1/3 cup per day more!),and are more likely to have a favorable opinion of fruits and vegetables. The FFVP also encourages healthier school environments by promoting nutrition education.
To learn more, visit the FFVP webpage.