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Informational Memorandum on the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program

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SP 16-2008
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DATE: March 12, 2008
SUBJECT: Informational Memorandum on the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP)
TO: Regional Offices
All Regions
Child Nutrition Programs
State Agencies
All States
Child Nutrition Programs

The purpose of this memorandum is to provide a summary of the information provided during our calls with regional offices (ROs) and state agencies (SAs) regarding implementation of the FFVP as established in The Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2008, PL 110-161. Along with the attached synopsis, we have included forms and other pertinent documents that may be useful especially to states just starting the FFVP.

We strongly encourage participating states to act as mentors for states new to the FFVP.  States already participating have experience in program operations and their insights and experiences will be useful to states just starting the program. For example, participating states could provide any FFVP forms they are currently using, and/or share information about the process used for selecting schools. We also encourage our ROs to assist in any way they can to facilitate in the sharing of information between the states in their region.  Finally, we encourage participating states to share successful strategies for working with partner organizations.

The information contained in this email, including attachments, is on the child nutrition program website under the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program.  State agencies should ensure that their RO is copied on any email inquiries to headquarters so that everyone has the same information. 

Child Nutrition Division


Page updated: November 24, 2021

The contents of this guidance document do not have the force and effect of law and are not meant to bind the public in any way. This document is intended only to provide clarity to the public regarding existing requirements under the law or agency policies.