Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program
The following training materials were created prior to the passing of Senate Bill 1312 "Healthy Schools for Healthy Lives Act" and thus reflect the name of Department of Education. The Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services maintains the availability of these materials for the benefit of the public.
The United States Department of Agriculture's Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP) provides funding to schools so they can provide a variety of fresh fruits and vegetables to students three to five days per week outside the breakfast and lunch service.
2013-2014 Fresh Fruit and Vegetable (FFVP) Application Available Now!
Applications for the 2013-2014 FFVP are available now. Participating schools must offer fresh fruits and vegetables as a snack to students during the school day. Please see the 2013-2014 FFVP Memo, Application, and Application Update for additional information. Applications are due no later than April 1, 2013.
The goal of FFVP is to:
- Create healthier school environments by providing healthier food choices.
- Expand the variety of fruits and vegetables children experience.
- Increase children's fruit and vegetable consumption.
- Make a difference in children's diets to impact their present and future health.
Tools You Can Use!
Use these templates to enhance your FFVP.
Use these as morning announcements or point of sale posters on the cafeteria line to promote nutrition education.
Nutrition Education Resources
Pre-K -8 Lesson Plans Fruit and vegetable lesson plans and accompanying resources for grades pk-8.
California Department of Public Health Fruit and vegetable lesson plans for 4th and 5th graders.
Crunch the Numbers A standards-based math program developed by Scholastic and the Produce Marketing Association shows students how to make fruits and vegetables a healthy part of their lives. Appropriate for 3rd and 4th grade.
Cruciferous Crusaders Language arts, math, social studies, science, and health lessons about an important cancer fighting vegetable. Appropriate for 3rd through 5th grade.
Dole SuperKids in the Classroom A comprehensive tool that promotes eating 5-9 servings of fruits and vegetables per day. Appropriate for students in grades K-5.
Florida Department of Education, School Gardens School garden lesson plans that highlight a variety of fresh fruit and vegetables.
Fruit and Veggie Classroom Activities Promote fruit and veggies in the classroom through arts and crafts, numbers and counting, reading, taste testing, and school gardens.
Fruit and Veggie Color Champion Provides a variety of educational tools such as activity books, coloring sheets, and useful links to help children learn how to increase fruit and vegetable intake.
Indiana Department of Education Math, science, reading/language arts, and combined curriculum lessons featuring fruits and vegetables for all grade levels.
Iowa Department of Public Health Monthly Pick a Better Snack and Act – fruit and vegetable lesson plans for kindergarten through 5th grades.
The Fruit Packet Free, printable worksheets (i.e. word wall, flash cards, coloring pages and activity sheets) for kindergarten through first grade.
The Vegetable Packet Free, printable worksheets (i.e. word wall, flash cards, coloring pages and activity sheets) for kindergarten through first grade.
Nutrition Education Ideas Nutrition education is a critical part of the FFVP's success. Here are some examples Florida FFVP schools are using to educate their students.
USDA Fruit and Vegetable Bulletin Board Resources
Aimee Ashley, Program Coordinator
600 South Calhoun Street, Suite 120
Tallahassee, FL 32399
Phone: (850) 617-7409
Toll Free: (800) 504-6609
Fax: (850) 617-7402