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 Allocations - Funds effective October 1, 2022-September 30, 2023
FFVP Usage Report - March 30, 2023
(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
School Year 2024 Fresh Fruit & Vegetable Program (FFVP) applications are open and completed in CNP web: https://me.cnpus.com/cnp/Login.
To access the applications log into CNP web, go to Program Year 2024 in SNP and the “Forms” tab. An application will show up for each eligible school.
Please note that any elementary school, or school with a combination of Pre-K through 8th grade is eligible to apply; however priority is given to schools with the highest free/reduced percentage.
FFVP applications are due Friday, April 28th. For questions, please contact Stephanie Stambach at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- 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
FFVP Handbook for Schools link to USDA
FVP Resources link to USDA; provides resources to help build successful programs
SY2023 FFVP Training - (40:00)
SY2023 FFVP Training (pdf)
Fruit and Vegetable Fact Sheets
Fruits and Veggies From A to Z (pdf) Developed by New Jersey Dept of Agriculture
Fresh Pineapple (pdf)
Sweet Potato (pdf)
For more information or questions about the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program please contact a Child Nutrition staff member.