The Fresh Fruits & Vegetables Program (FFVP) provides all children in participating schools with a variety of free fresh fruits and vegetable snacks during the school day.
The FFVP positively impacts the diet of the children in our district by exposing them to a variety of fruits and vegetables, increasing their fruit and vegetable consumption, and making a difference in their present and future health choices.
The Goals of the FFVP:
- Create healthier school environments by providing healthy food choices
- Expand the variety of fruits and vegetables that children experience
- Increase children's fruit and vegetable consumption
- Make a difference in children's diets to impact their present and future health
This program is seen as 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. The FFVP introduces school children to a variety of produce that they otherwise might not have the opportunity to sample.
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 we currently have 19 participating sites.
Participating schools: Barton Elementary, Belle Glade Elementary, Glade View Elementary, Gove Elementary, Hope-Centennial Elementary, Indian Pines Elementary, K.E. Cunningham/Canal Point Elementary, Lantana Elementary, Liberty Park Elementary, Pahokee Elementary, Palmetto Elementary, Pine Grove Elementary, Pioneer Park Elementary, Rolling Green Elementary, Roosevelt Elementary, Rosenwald Elementary, South Grade Elementary, Washington Elementary, West Gate Elementary
Call: (561) 383-2000