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 application for the 2016-17 school year is now closed. Applications were due by 11:59 p.m., April 30, 2016. Grant award decisions are posted on this page and announced via MEGS+ in May.

PARTICIPATING SCHOOLS

TRAINING 
For the 2015-16 school year, there was an in-person training at the annual SNP June conference. There was also an in-person training in Lansing on August 11, 2015 from 8-12. Please contact Adrienne (davenporta1@michigan.gov) to sign up for any trainings or calls, and get the dial-in information.

 

  • 2015-16 Training and Informational Calls. Please contact Adrienne (davenporta1@michigan.gov) to sign up.

    • 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. 25: 9 and 1 (completed)
      • Mon, Sept. 28: 9 and 1 (completed)
    • FFVP 101 (open to anyone interested; covers program basics)
      • Fri, Jan 15: 1-2
      • Mon, Feb 12: 1-2

TRAINING & PROGRAM OPERATIONS MATERIALS

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. The Michigan Harvest of the Month Website offers access free resources, such as menu slicks, training materials, Spanish and Arabic translated family newsletters, recipes and more for your child nutrition program and building's classroom teachers.