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Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program
The purpose of the program is to increase fresh fruit and vegetable consumption in elementary schools. The level of funds provided to any one school depends on the demographics of schools that are selected to participate in the program. Federal guidelines allow funding based on a range of $50 to $75.
Selection Criteria. Schools will be selected by the State agency, were based on guidance in this memorandum and oversight by USDA. Section 19 of the National School Lunch Acts states the selection criteria for schools to participate in this program:
Additionally, Maine schools with more than 3 late or incomplete reports will not be chosen to participate in the FFVP in the prior school year. The major reason for incomplete reports is the lack of financial information.
Reporting Income and expenses. The chart of accounts income account number is 4559 and expenses are recorded as a la carte accounts.
USDA FFVP Guidance:
Other Useful Information
FFVP Brochure.(pdf) Can be used for open houses, parent-teacher conferences, wellness fairs, etc. throughout the year.
If you have any questions, please contact Stephanie Stambach at 624-6732 or Gail Lombardi at 624-6876. We hope that you will consider taking part in the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program as another way to help your students develop lifelong healthful eating habits.
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