Fresh Fruit & Vegetable Program

What is the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program?
A USDA federal funded grant that provides FREE healthy snacks of fresh fruits or vegetables to students in Elementary schools.     
       
The goals of the FFVP are to:
            • Create a healthy school environment
            • Delay hunger between meals
            • Help children learn healthier eating habits
            • Broaden children's exposure to fresh fruits and vegetables
            • Increase children's fruit and vegetable consumption
            • Provide an opportunity for nutrition education
            • Make a difference in children's diets
            • Impact their present and future health
            • Combat childhood obesity
When, Where, and Who?
  • Seminole County Elementary School students receive snacks
  • Served between meals in the classroom
  • Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday for school year 2014-2015
  • Prepared by Nutrition Program staff and served by Teachers & Para-Professionals
Food Safety
Fruits and Vegetables will be prepared and served under strict food safety rules and guidelines

What kinds of fruits and vegetables will be served?

            • Lots of Variety
            • Always Fresh Produce
            • A minimum of one vegetable per week


What can Parents do?
  • Encourage your students to sample every fresh fruit or vegetable offered in the snack program.
  • Be positive regarding new fruits and vegetables served at school.
  • Talk to them about the benefits of healthy eating habits.
  • Try fruits and vegetables in new ways with your children.
  • Eat fruits and vegetables of different colors- red, dark green, yellow, blue, purple, white and orange to get the broadest range of nutrients.




In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at:
http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html , and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:
(1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
              Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
              1400 Independence Avenue, SW
              Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;
(2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or
(3) email: program.intake@usda.gov.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.


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