The Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP) is a federally assisted program providing free fresh fruits and vegetables to children during the school day. Over 500 students at the Greenhalge Elementary School will participate in the FFVP program. 2X per week, FoodCorps members distribute a fruit or vegetable to the entire student body. The program also includes nutritional videos and fruit and veggie fact sheets to learn more!
The goal of the FFVP is to:
- Expand the variety of fruits and vegetables children experience in a healthy school environment
- Increase consumption of fruits and vegetables to make a positive impact on the students' future health
The Shaughnessy Elementary School students tried 85 different fresh fruits and vegetables last school year (2022-2023)!