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. 

Elementary schools with at least 50% free and reduced price students and who participate in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) are eligible to apply. Effective for school year 2017-18, middle and intermediate schools (e.g., grades 4-8, 6-8, 7-8) will no longer be eligible to apply for the program.


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 application will open in MEGS+ by late February 2017, and will be due by April 30, 2017. Grant award decisions are posted on this page and announced via MEGS+ in May.

PARTICIPATING SCHOOLS

  • 2016-17 Participating Schools

TRAINING 
In person trainings are held each August. Please contact Adrienne (davenporta1@michigan.gov) to sign up for any trainings or calls, and get the dial-in information.

  • FFVP Training PPT Presentation
  • FFVP Online Training Module

 

  • 2016-17 Training and Informational Calls. Please contact Adrienne (davenporta1@michigan.gov) to sign up.

    • FFVP Q&A (for FFVP participants interested in asking questions and talking about best practices)
      • Thurs, November 17: 1:30-2:30
    • FFVP 101 (open to anyone interested; covers program basics)
      • TBD

TRAINING & PROGRAM OPERATIONS MATERIALS

ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW OF SCHOOL NUTRITION PROGRAMS - INFO. FOR FFVP SCHOOLS