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Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program

The Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP) provides all children in participating school with a variety of free fresh fruits and vegetables throughout the school day. It is an effective and creative way of introducing fresh fruits and vegetables as healthy snack options.

The goals of the FFVP are:
• 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

This program is seen as an important catalyst for change in efforts to combat childhood obesity by helping children learn more healthful eating habits. The FFVP introduces children to a variety of produce that they otherwise might not have had the opportunity to sample.
 
 
FFVP for March
Broccoli, blueberries and pineapples are some of the best superfoods on earth. Superfoods are especially good for your body and keep you energized!
 
Broccoli- Broccoli is a mighty vegetable. Broccoli is high in Potassium, Fiber, and Vitamin C. You can try these fresh, steamed, grilled, baked or roasted
 
Blueberries- Blueberries contribute phytonutrients called polyphenols. This group includes anthocyanins, plant compounds that give blueberries their beautiful blue color. Blueberries are rich in fiber, Vitamin C, Vitamin K and Manganese. Eat them at breakfast and lunch to freshen up your snack or meal. To learn more, visit https://www.blueberrycouncil.org/blueberry-nutrition/
 
Pineapples- Pineapples are rich in Vitamin C and Manganese. Pineapples are also a good source of antioxidants. Pineapples can be eaten in a fresh, canned or frozen. Add them to your smoothies, as a part of your hot dish or grilled!