Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program

Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program

Overview

Program Description: The Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP) provides children in participating elementary schools with a variety of free fresh fruits and vegetables. This grant opportunity must be applied for annually. The level of funds provided to any one school depends on the school's enrollment and the available funding provided by the USDA.

Purpose: The purpose of the program is to expand and increase the variety and amount of fruits and vegetables children experience and consume. Combined with nutrition education and a reinforcement of healthful eating habits, the program emphasizes the long-term goals of positively influencing children's life-long eating habits and combating childhood obesity.

 

Who is Eligible to Apply: Public and non-profit private elementary schools that have 50% or greater of their students receiving free and/or reduced price meals. Schools with the highest percentage of students certified for free and reduced price meals will be selected over schools with lower percentages of free and/or reduced price meals.

 

If you have any questions about the program, please contact:
 

Boy Eating Apple

Kathy Clark, MS, RDN, CD

Public Health Nutritionist

kathy.clark@dpi.wi.gov

(608) 266-5197

 

Cindy Loechler, MS, RDN, CD, SNS

Public Health Nutritionist

cynthia.loechler@dpi.wi.gov

(608) 266-5185

 

2014-2015 School Year 

2013-2014 School Year 

Training

All grant recipients must complete training regarding the 2014-15 Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program.

  • FFVP Training WebcastsTraining webcasts for the 2014-2015 School Year will be available for viewing in August.

Budgets and Claims

Program Administration

Nutrition Education

Please visit the FFVP Nutrition Education webpage to access Nutrition Nugget videos, fact sheets, worksheets, games, lesson plans, and more!

Food Safety

Additional Information

Woman Serving Star Fruit and Blackberries

 

For questions about this information, contact Angela Farris (608) 267-9206
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