Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP)

The Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program is one way to provide healthy food to elementary school children. 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.

If you have questions regarding the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program, please contact a member of the Child Nutrition staff. 

FFVP Brochure to promote at open houses, parent-teacher conferences, and other community events

SY2023 FFVP Training - (40:00)
SY2023 FFVP Training (pdf)

SY 2023 FFVP Awards List 

FFVP September 2022 Allocations - Updated September 23, 2022


SY2022 FFVP Usage Report - August 19, 2022

SP19-2021

(1) This memorandum provides clarification on questions related to the operation of the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP) during alternative Child Nutrition Program operations in all States and school food authorities (SFAs) due to the continued public health emergency associated with the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). (2) This memorandum applies to SFAs operating the FFVP. (3) This document relates to section 19 of the National School Lunch Act (NSLA) [42 U.S.C. 1769a].

 

 
Applying for the FFVP

Applications to participate in the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP) for School Year 2023 have closed. 

For questions, please contact Stephanie Stambach at stephanie.stambach@maine.gov or 207-215-9437.

 

FFVP Program Forms

Budgeting Calculator (Adapted from Kansas State Department of Education)
SY 2023 FFVP Equipment Request Form 
On-Site FFVP Review Form 

FFVP Program Resources

Budgeting Guide
FFVP Handbook for Schools link to USDA
FVP Resources link to USDA; provides resources to help build successful programs
 

Webinars

Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program Updates - 2/28/22
Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program Updates (pdf)
FFVP Updates 2/28/22 Webinar Questions and Answers (pdf)

SY22 Fresh Fruits and Vegetable Training

Fruit and Vegetable Fact Sheets

Fruits and Veggies From A to Z (pdf) Developed by New Jersey Dept of Agriculture

Beets (pdf)

Persimmons (pdf)

Blueberries (pdf)

Pumpkin (pdf)

Broccoli (pdf)

Spinach (pdf)

Fresh Pineapple (pdf)

Sweet Potato (pdf)

Kale (pdf)

Zucchini (pdf)

 

 

For more information or questions about the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program please contact a Child Nutrition staff member.