The Fresh Fruit & Vegetable Program (FFVP) provides all children in participating schools with a variety of free fresh fruits and vegetable snacks during the school day.
The FFVP is an effective and creative way of introducing fresh fruits and vegetables to students as healthy snack options and positively impacts the diet of the children in our district by exposing them to a variety of fruits and vegetables they otherwise may not have had the opportunity to sample.
The Goals of the FFVP:
- Expand the variety of fruits and vegetables that children experience
- Create healthier school environments by providing healthy food choices
- Increase children's fruit and vegetable consumption
- Make a difference in children's diets to impact their present and future health
This program is an important catalyst for change in efforts to improve the children in our district's overall diet and create healthier eating habits to impact their present and future health.
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The FFVP started in FY 2010-2011 with 3 participating sites; Gove Elementary, Palmetto Elementary, and West Gate Elementary. The program has been very successful and for the 2018 - 2019 school year, 27 elementary schools are participating.
Participating schools: Barton Elementary, Belle Glade Elementary, Benoist Farms Elementary, Forest Hill Elementary, Glades Academy, Glade View Elementary, Gove Elementary, Hope-Centennial Elementary, Indian Pines Elementary, K.E.Cunningham/Canal Point Elementary, Lake Park Elementary, Lantana Elementary, Lincoln Elementary, Melaleuca Elementary, Northmore Elementary, Palm Springs Elementary, Palmetto Elementary, Pine Grove Elementary, Pioneer Park Elementary, Rolling Green Elementary, Roosevelt Elementary, South Grade Elementary, Starlight Cove Elementary, University Preparatory Academy, Village Academy, Washington Elementary, and West Gate Elementary.