Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program

The USDA Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program is an effective and creative way of introducing fresh fruits and vegetables as healthy snack options to children in elementary schools.

The healthy fruit and vegetable snacks are provided to children at no cost and are offered separately from the lunch or breakfast meals.

The goals of the 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

Through an annual application process (early Spring), elementary schools participating in the National School Lunch Program are selected to enroll in the FFVP. To be selected for the FFVP, a school must:

  • Be an elementary school
  • Represent the highest percentage of students certified for free and reduced-price benefits
  • Participate in the NSLP
  • Complete an annual application for the FFVP

More information may be found at the United States Department of Agriculture

Here you’ll find any upcoming trainings, videos available for viewing, and links to helpful training resources.

Welcome to the Fresh Fruit & Vegetable Program Documents, Resources and Helpful Links. This section includes RIDE issued documents, and additional resource, document and links from a variety of sources related to this USDA Program.

RI Farm to School Project

USDA Nutrition Programs are designed to improve the health and well-being of children and adults. Here is additional information on nutrition and wellness.


FFVP awards (by school) for SY2018-2019 are coming soon!

Contact Katie Chippendale with any questions.