Fresh Fruit & Vegetable Program
The Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP) provides all children in participating schools with a variety of free fresh fruits and vegetables during the school day at times other than breakfast or lunch. It is an effective and creative way of introducing fresh fruits and vegetables as healthy snack options.
The goal of the FFVP is to improve children’s overall diet and create healthier eating habits to impact their present and future health. The FFVP will help schools create healthier school environments by providing healthier food choices, expanding the variety of fruits and vegetables children experience, and increasing children’s fruit and vegetable consumption.
The United States Department of Agriculture has specific criteria to determine schools eligible for this federally funded program. The West Fargo Public Schools receiving the FFVP for 2019-2020 school year are:
- L.E. Berger Elementary
- Brooks Harbor Elementary
- Eastwood Elementary
- Freedom Elementary
- Osgood Elementary
- South Elementary
- Westside Elementary
- Willow Park Elementary
- Cheney Middle School
- Liberty Middle School
Students in these schools receive a fruit or vegetable snack during their morning or afternoon break. A variety of items are purchased for this program as they are seasonally available.