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Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program

The Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP) provides all children in participating schools with a variety of free fresh fruits and vegetables as a snack during the school day. It’s an effective and creative way of introducing children to a variety of produce that they otherwise might not have had the opportunity to sample, while also encouraging them to consider fruits and vegetables as healthy snack options.

The FFVP’s goals are three-fold: (1) expand the variety of fruits and vegetables children experience, (2) increase children’s fruit and vegetable consumption, and (3) positively impact children’s present and future health by helping them learn more healthful eating habits.

Participating schools receive grants from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, administered by the Oregon Department of Education, to reimburse the costs they incur making fresh fruits and vegetables available to students, at no charge to them, during the school day.

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Fresh Fruit & Vegetable Program Application and Guidance Documents

USDA Waivers for SY 2020-2021

  • Alternate Site Waiver - This waiver allows approved school food authorities to offer FFVP foods from elementary schools closed due to COVID-19 at sites operating during school closures associated with COVID-19 through June 30, 2021.
  • Parent Pick-Up Waiver - This waiver allows State-approved school food authorities participating in the FFVP to distribute FFVP foods to a parent or guardian to take home to their children during non-congregate meal services due to the novel coronavirus through June 30, 2021.

Fresh Fruit & Vegetable Program Forms

For additional information or questions, contact the Fresh Fruit and Vegetables team at FarmtoCNP@ode.state.or.us.

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