Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program
FRESH FRUIT AND VEGETABLE PROGRAM
Deer Creek is lucky enough to be part of the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP) on Tuesday-Friday of each week. The 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.