Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program

Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program


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

(608) 266-5197


Cindy Loechler, MS, RDN, CD, SNS

Public Health Nutritionist

(608) 266-5185


2014-2015 School Year 


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

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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