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. Currently this program is offered at Jefferson, Sheridan and Longfellow.

"Students at elementary schools participating in USDA’s Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program consumed 15 percent more fruits and vegetables, based on an agriculture department study." Click here to read more. 

Information Sheets

VEGETABLES:

Broccoli: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8vsSTY-5mHE

https://www.kids-cooking-activities.com/broccoli-facts.html

Cauliflower: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xrz4ZL5ACQg

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BychJBkhKp4

Celery: https://www.kids-cooking-activities.com/celery-facts.html

Cherry tomatoes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QvZvWSy4dsQ

Tomatoes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xIbdVfeGopk

https://www.kids-cooking-activities.com/tomato-facts.html

Zucchini: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zxGDwy9t9WI

https://www.kids-cooking-activities.com/summer-squash-facts.html

Squash: https://www.kids-cooking-activities.com/winter-squash-facts.html

Radishes: https://www.kids-cooking-activities.com/radish-facts.html

Jicama: https://www.hy-veekidsfit.com/kidsfit-in-the-kitchen/edible-education/

Carrots: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XQPCn_e8Jjo

https://www.kids-cooking-activities.com/carrot-facts.html

Peas: https://www.kids-cooking-activities.com/green-pea-facts.html

Cucumbers: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tB1QHHLIUkM

https://www.kids-cooking-activities.com/cucumber-facts.html

Bell pepper: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fe7NfeV24Js

https://www.kids-cooking-activities.com/pepper-facts.html

FRUITS:

Strawberries: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dR6dKXtMzUc

https://www.kids-cooking-activities.com/berry-facts.html

Blueberries: https://thekidshouldseethis.com/post/how-does-it-grow-blueberries

https://www.kids-cooking-activities.com/berry-facts.html

Mango: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L53l-vK9yyU

https://www.kids-cooking-activities.com/mango-facts.html

Pineapple: https://www.kids-cooking-activities.com/pineapple-facts.html

Grapes: https://www.kids-cooking-activities.com/grapes-facts.html

Pears: https://www.kids-cooking-activities.com/pear-facts.html

Oranges: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pmql-zeRJqM

https://www.kids-cooking-activities.com/orange-facts.html

Apples: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lmH0TRbeYY4

https://www.kids-cooking-activities.com/apple-facts.html

Bananas: https://www.kids-cooking-activities.com/banana-facts.html

Watermelon: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lAqKjjkrlp0

Plums: https://www.kids-cooking-activities.com/plum-facts.html

Grapefruit: https://www.kids-cooking-activities.com/grapefruit-facts.html

Melon: https://www.pbs.org/video/valleys-gold-valleys-gold-ed-cantaloupe/

Kiwi: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c7UejA4c6Jo

Raspberries: https://thekidshouldseethis.com/post/how-does-it-grow-raspberries

https://www.kids-cooking-activities.com/berry-facts.html