The Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP) is a federally assisted program providing free fresh fruits and vegetables to students in participating elementary schools during the school day.
The goal of the FFVP is to improve children’s overall diet and create healthier eating habits to impact their present and future health. The FFVP will help schools create healthier school environments by providing healthier food choices; expanding the variety of fruits and vegetables children experience; and increasing children’s fruit and vegetable consumption.
Schools have the flexibility to develop their own implementation plan, choose the type of produce, number of days a week and times during the day (outside of National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program operation) to provide free fresh fruits and vegetables to their students. The number of times the program can be offered during a school week is dependent on the level of funds a school receives.
Our FFVP Teaching Points and Worksheets for elementary schools provide educators with an easy to deliver and compact nutrition education lesson for a variety of fruits and vegetables. They are designed to help schools meet the nutrition education requirement of the FFVP and may be downloaded for free. Be on the lookout for new worksheets as they will be added as they are developed.
Educational materials include:
If you are in the state of Nevada and your school is not currently participating in the FFVP but would like more information, contact the Nevada Department of Agriculture Child Nutrition Program in Las Vegas at (702) 668-4585.