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Resource | Fact Sheets

FNS-101: Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program

The Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program provides free, fresh fruits and vegetables to children at eligible elementary schools during the school day. The goal of FFVP is to introduce children to new fresh fruits and vegetables and increase overall their acceptance and consumption of fresh, unprocessed produce. The FFVP also incorporates nutrition education.

Resource | Comment Request

Comment Request - Generic Clearance for the Special Nutrition Programs Quick Response Surveys (SNP QRS)

This collection is a revision of a currently approved collection to conduct short, quick-turnaround surveys of state and local agencies providing food, education, and other services in the Child Nutrition and Supplemental Nutrition and Safety programs administered at the federal level by the Food and Nutrition Service. 

Resource | Comment Request

Food Crediting in Child Nutrition Programs - Extension of Comment Period

The purpose of this Request for Information is to help FNS gather feedback from a wide variety of stakeholders on how FNS' crediting system can best address today's evolving food and nutrition environment, as well as to offer first-rate customer service to those operating and benefitting from the child nutrition programs.

Resource | Fact Sheets

Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP) Fact Sheet

The Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP) is a federally assisted program providing free fresh fruits and vegetables to children at eligible elementary schools during the school day. The goal of the FFVP is to introduce children to fresh fruits and vegetables, to include new and different varieties, and to increase overall acceptance and consumption of fresh, unprocessed produce among children. The FFVP also encourages healthier school environments by promoting nutrition education.

Resource | Comment Request

Comment Request - Special Nutrition Programs Quick Response Surveys

 This is a new generic clearance that will allow FNS to quickly collect and analyze specific information from state and local administrators of the special nutrition programs, including the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children, National School Lunch Program, School Breakfast Program, Summer Food Service Program, the Child and Adult Care Food Program, Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program, Food Distribution on Indian Reservation, Commodity Supplemental Food Program, and the Emergency Food Assistance Program. 

Resource | Notices

Child Nutrition Programs Income Eligibility Guidelines (2007-2008)

This Notice announces the Department's annual adjustments to the Income Eligibility Guidelines to be used in determining eligibility for free and reduced price meals and free milk for the period from July 1, 2007 through June 30, 2008.

Resource | Notices

Child Nutrition Programs Income Eligibility Guidelines (2011-2012)

This Notice announces the Department's annual adjustments to the Income Eligibility Guidelines to be used in determining eligibility for free and reduced price meals and free milk for the period from July 1, 2011 through June 30, 2012.

Resource | Notices

Child Nutrition Programs Income Eligibility Guidelines (2012-2013)

This Notice announces the Department's annual adjustments to the Income Eligibility Guidelines to be used in determining eligibility for free and reduced price meals and free milk for the period from July 1, 2012 through June 30, 2013.

Resource | History

Program History

The Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002 authorized the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Pilot in 4 states and 1 Indian Tribal Organization (Zuni, New Mexico). The purpose of the pilot was to determine the best practices for increasing fruit (both fresh and dried) and fresh vegetable consumption in schools.

Resource | Notices

Child Nutrition Programs Income Eligibility Guidelines (2013-2014)

This notice corrects a table on page 17630 in the Federal Register issue of Friday, March 22, 2013.