Fresh Fruit & Vegetable Program Information
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program provides funding to participating schools so they can provide a variety of free fresh fruits and vegetables to children throughout the school day. It is an effective and creative way to introduce fresh fruits and vegetables as healthy snack options.
The goals of the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP) are 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 diets to impact their present and future health.
The 19 awarded schools for 2023-2024 school year are:
Alachua, Archer, Foster, Glen Springs, Idylwild, Irby, Lake Forest, Littlewood, Metcalfe, Newberry Elem, Norton, Parker, Rawlings, Shell, Terwilliger, Williams
Boulware Charter, Caring and Sharing Charter, One Room Charter