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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. 

Schools are eligible if they serve 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).



Contact Information

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


Application 
 

The FFVP application for the 2014-2015 school year is closed. The application for the 2015-2016 school year will open in February 2015 and will be due April 30, 2015 via MEGS+. Grant award decisions are posted on this page and announced via MEGS+.


Participating Schools
 
 

 

Training   
For schools that receive the grant, the annual in-person training was held on August 15th in Lansing. There are also dial-in phone-based trainings available for several different audiences at the dates and times below.

  • 2014-15 FFVP Training Agenda - Aug 15, 2014
  • FFVP 2014-15 Training PowerPoint Presentation
  • 2014-15 Training Calls. Please contact Adrienne to sign up.
    • FFVP Program Management (primarily for FFVP grantees; repeat of in-person training on August 15th)
      • Tue, Sept. 9: 9-10:30 or 1:30-3
      • Mon, Sept. 15: 9-10:30 or 1:30-3
    • FFVP Administrative Review Preparation (to cover what's expected of of FFVP schools with administrative reviews of their School Nutrition Programs this year)
      • Fri, Sept. 19: 9-10 or 1-2
      • Mon, Sept. 29: 9-10 or 1-2
    • FFVP 101 (open to anyone interested)
      • Tue, Dec. 2: 9-10
      • Mon, Jan. 12: 9-10
      • Fri, Jan. 16: 1-2
      • Mon, Feb. 9: 1-2
Administrative Review of School Nutrition Programs - Info. for FFVP Schools

Nutrition Education & Partnerships

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.