Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program for 2011-12 - Now Accepting Applications

The Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP) provides all enrolled students in participating elementary schools with a variety of free fresh fruits and vegetables throughout the school day. It is an effective and creative way of introducing fresh fruits and vegetables as healthy snack options. The FFVP also encourages community partnerships to support the schools when they offer free fruit and vegetables to students during the school day.

For school year 2011-12, the grant application process has now begun. To be eligible to apply, a school must have a reported FRP percentage of at least 50%, based on the published October school data (OSPI Bulletin No. B005-11.) While all schools with a FRP ≥50% may apply for participation, the following provides specific guidance for the 2011-12 school year FFVP:

  • Schools with a FRP ≥84.2% will receive the grant.
  • Schools with a FRP ≥72% < 84.2% are strongly encouraged to apply.
For more information, visit OSPI Child Nutrition. The application is on the right side in the box titled 'Additional Information'