The purpose of the FFVP is for elementary schools to provide free fresh fruits and vegetables to students throughout the school day. It is an effective and creative way of introducing fresh fruits and vegetables as healthy snack options. The FFVP also encourages schools to develop partnerships at the State and local level for support in implementing and operating the program.
The goals of the FFVP are to create healthier school environments by providing healthier food choices to:
- expand the variety of fruits and vegetables children experience,
- increase children’s fruit and vegetable consumption, and
- make a difference in children’s diets to impact their present and future health.
The application deadline is April 5, 2019