The Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP) provides all children in participating schools with a variety of free fresh fruits and vegetables throughout the school day. It is an effective and creative way to introduce 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 Goal of the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program
Create healthier school environments by providing healthier food choices.
- Expand the variety of fruits and vegetables children experience
- Increase children’s fresh fruit and vegetable consumption
- Make a difference in children’s diets to impact their present and future health
This program is seen as an important catalyst for change in efforts to combat childhood obesity by helping children learn more healthful eating habits. The FFVP introduces school children to a variety of produce that otherwise might not have had the opportunity to sample.