Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program
The Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP) is a federally-funded program providing fresh fruits and vegetables to children at eligible elementary schools during the school day. Through this program, schools make fruit and vegetable snacks a regular part of the school day, introduce children to new and interesting varieties of fresh fruits and vegetables, and have ample opportunities to teach about fresh produce!
If your school participates in this program, take advantage of these resources to expand its impact!
- Learn about the program:
- Watch this training video: The Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program at Your School
- Learn best practices for trying new foods in the classroom
- Review classroom food safety
- Provide nutrition education during FFVP snacks:
- Promote the program to families:
- Share this video commercial with families alerting them to your school’s participation in the program
- Send home a letter to parents to explain the program and how they can promote fruits and vegetables at home
- Share the items served through with parents via social media using this template
- Promote FFVP selections on video announcements using this template
- Find recipes that utilize FFVP items, and share them with families: EatSmart Recipe Database
- Work as a team:
- Share this webpage with your FFVP site coordinator, administrator, or wellness team. Schedule a meeting to explore resources together!
- Contact the Maryland SNAP-Ed educator for your county to discuss a partnership with FFVP schools.