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Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP)

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The Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP) is a grant opportunity for schools to provide children with fresh fruits and vegetables during the school day, at no cost to the children. The goal of the program is to promote the consumption of fruits and vegetables among school-aged children, educate students about the benefits of fruits and vegetables, and expose them to new varieties. Teaching children healthful eating habits may help promote a healthy school environment, improve student health, and help combat childhood obesity. 


Applying to the FFVP 

Elementary schools are selected for the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program annually through a simple application process. Priority goes to schools with the highest free and reduced enrollment. Interested schools must submit a completed application by the defined deadline. View the current FFVP Grantee List (PDF).

Prepare to Apply:

  • Market and promote the FFVP to eligible elementary schools
  • Gain support and buy-in from teachers, staff and principals and/or superintendents
  • Establish an implementation plan that includes service methods and frequency, integration of nutrition education, FFVP marketing and promotion and overall program administration and monitoring

Determine Eligibility:

PK-12 Free/Reduced Enrollment & Percent Data from October Pupil count

Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program - Logo


Program Forms & Templates


Program Resources


Nutrition Education Resources for Educators 


Produce Resources


USDA Regulations & Resources


For more information or if an alternate version of a document is needed, please contact Erica Boyd or 303-866-6306.