Fresh Fruits and Vegetables in Your Classroom

Last Published: 06/21/2013

The Food and Nutrition Service's Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP) gives money to selected elementary schools to purchase fresh fruits and vegetables for their students to be served as a snack in school, but not during breakfast or lunch. Through this program students can eat anything from apples and carrots to pomegranate and asparagus.

Watch the video about this great program, which helps students eat healthier and gives them an opportunity to try new foods.

The video was produced by the Food and Nutrition Service with the help of students and staff at Potomac View Elementary in Woodbridge, VA and Arcola Elementary in Silver Spring, MD. It was a wonderful experience visiting two schools that were using FFVP in such dynamic ways. The schools not only had fun picking different types of fruits and vegetables for their students to eat each week, but were also excited about asking trivia questions about each week's fruit or vegetable, incorporating the fruit and vegetables into lesson plans, and teaching their students about nutrition. To learn more or share your stories about FFVP click here.