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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.
For questions related to Michigan FFVP, please contact our FFVP State Coordinator: Adrienne Davenport, MPH, RDN at firstname.lastname@example.org or 517-241-1762 or email@example.com.
**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 firstname.lastname@example.org.**
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.
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.
Program Operation Forms
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.