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Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) administers the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP) at the national level and the Michigan Department of Education (MDE) School Nutrition Programs (SNP) team carries the program out at the State level. 

FFVP is an optional competitive grant that schools can apply for each year. Schools that receive the grant are given money and guidance so that they can serve fresh fruit and vegetable snacks to students during the school day at no charge. 

Eligible schools are elementary schools (serving any combination of grades K-8) with at least 50% free and reduced price students and who participate in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP). Schools applying for the 2014-2015 school year need to have participated in NSLP during the 2013-2014 school year. 

Contact Information

For questions related to Michigan FFVP, please contact our FFVP State Coordinator: Adrienne Davenport, MPH, RDN at davenporta1@michigan.gov or 517-241-1762 or mde-schoolnutrition@michigan.gov.

**Please Note: Adrienne will be on maternity leave starting March 27, 2014. She will return on Thursday, May 22, 2014. In the meantime, please contact Linda Stull, MS, RD for FFVP-related questions or concerns. She can be reached at 517-241-3884 or stulll@michigan.gov.**


Application 
 

The FFVP application for the 2014-2015 school year will be open in MEGS+ by the end of March and due by Thursday, May 29, 2014. Grant award decisions will be made by mid-June 2014 and announcements will be made electronically and posted on this page. 

Participating Schools
 
 

Training   
For schools that receive the grant, an in-person training will be held on August 15th in Lansing (details to follow). There will also be several web-based trainings available for those unable to make the in-person training. 


Administrative Review

Program Operation Forms  

Nutrition Education 

Michigan Harvest of the Month™ features ready-to-go nutrition education resources for your schools. Click here to access free resources such as menu slicks, training materials, Spanish and Arabic translated family newsletters, recipes and more for your child nutrition program and buildings' classroom teachers.


Claim Process 
 
 

Guidance   

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