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Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP)
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The United States Department of Agriculture Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP) provides students with a fresh fruit or vegetable snack at school during the school day to increase their consumption of healthy foods, exposure to a variety of fruits and vegetables and promote a healthier school environment. The 2008 Farm Bill expanded the program which was previously only available to 25 schools in Pennsylvania . The number of schools selected each year is based upon federal funding. Participation is limited to elementary schools that participate in the National School Lunch Program with free and reduced eligibility rates at or above 50%. The FFVP is administered at the state level by The Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE), the same agency that administers the National School Lunch Program (NSLP).

FFVP 2015-2016 Sponsors Eligible to Apply 

FFVP 2015-2016 Announcement Letter (PDF)

FFVP 2015-2016 Application (excel)

Examples of Non-Federal Resource Partners (PDF)

USDA FFVP Quick Facts

USDA Fresh Fruit and Vegetable FAQs, August 8, 2008 (PDF)

FFVP Handbook (PDF)

Food Safety in the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (PDF)

For additional information, please contact:

Vonda Cooke (Fekete) | Division Chief
Pennsylvania Department of Education - Division of Food and Nutrition
333 Market Street | Harrisburg, PA 17126-0333
Phone: 800.331.0129
RA-NSLP@pa.gov | www.education.state.pa.us