Fresh Fruits and Vegetables Program

The goal of the FFVP is to:

  • Create healthier school environments by providing healthier food choices.
  • Expand the variety of fruits and vegetables children experience.
  • Increase children’s fruit and vegetable consumption.
  • Make a difference in children’s diet 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 they otherwise might not have the opportunity to sample.

According to federal regulations, the school selection criteria to participate in the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program are as follows:

  • Only elementary schools can participate.
  • Each interested school must submit an approvable application for participation annually.
  • Highest priority must be given to schools with the highest percentages of low-income students to the maximum extent practicable.

2016-17 FFVP Participants

  • McKee Preschool
  • Mitchell Preschool
  • Taylor Preschool
  • Woodlawn Preschool
  • Brubaker Elementary
  • Capitol View Elementary
  • Carver Elementary
  • Edmunds Elementary
  • Findley Elementary
  • Garton Elementary
  • Hillis Elementary
  • Howe Elementary
  • Jackson Elementary
  • King Elementary
  • Lovejoy Elementary
  • Madison Elementary
  • McKinley Elementary
  • Monroe Elementary
  • Moore Elementary
  • Morris Elementary
  • Moulton School
  • Oak Park Elementary
  • Park Avenue Elementary
  • River Woods Elementary
  • Samuelson Elementary
  • Smouse Opportunity School
  • South Union Elementary
  • Stowe Elementary
  • Studebaker Elementary
  • Willard Elementary
  • Windsor Elementary
  • Wright Elementary