Federal Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP)

Fruit

Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program at Clarkston School District

We will receive the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable grant (FFVP) again for the school year of 16-17 for the following schools:  Highland Elementary and Grantham Elementary schools.  Those schools have access to fresh fruit and vegetables as a snack in their classroom 4-5 days a week.  Congratulations to Highland and Grantham, this is a great grant!

The goal of the FFVP is to:

  • Create healthier school environments by providing healthier food choices.
  • Expand the variety of fruits and vegetables students experience.
  • Increase student’s fruit and vegetable consumption.
  • Make a difference in student’s diets to impact their present and future health.

Some of the fruits we have offered this school year are:

Kumquats
Strawberries
Grapes - Red and Green
Mini Apples (multiple varieties)
Apples (multiple varieties)
Oranges (multiple varieties)
Mandarins
Tangerines
Pomegranate Seeds
Limes
Bananas
Peaches
Nectarines
Plums
Pluots
Forelle Pears
Comice Pears
Seckel Pears
Pineapple Spears
Figs

 
Some of the vegetables we have offered this school year are:

Yukon Gold Potato Strips
Jicama
Celery
Carrots
Broccoli
Sugar Snap Peas
Radishes
Cauliflower
Cucumbers
Chioggia Beet Sticks
Baby Kale
Rainbow Carrots
 

As you can see, we have offered a wide variety of items already this school year.  We are excited to have this grant in our schools and hope that parents are too!  Your efforts at home are even more important.  Encourage your child to make smart, healthy food choices by eating snacks and meals loaded with vitamins and minerals.  Eating a variety of fruits and vegetables feeds the mind as well as the body.

Thank you! 
Amy Kimberling, RD, Food Service Director
Clarkston School District

 

 

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