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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).
For questions related to Michigan FFVP, please contact the FFVP State Coordinator: Adrienne Davenport, MPH, RDN at email@example.com or 517-241-1762 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The FFVP application for the 2014-2015 school year is closed. The application for the 2015-16 school year will open in February 2015 and will be due April 30, 2015 via MEGS+. Grant award decisions are posted on this page.
For schools that receive the grant, an in-person training will be held on August 15th from 7:30-12:15 in Lansing at 608 W Allegan St, Lansing, MI 48933 (check in at front desk). 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.
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