Fresh Fruit & Vegetable Program

Fresh Fruit & Vegetable Program (FFVP)Fruits & Veggies

Free fresh fruits and vegetable offered, as snacks, outside of the Breakfast and Lunch meal service, usually in classroom or hallway, during the school day. 

The goals of the program are:

  • introduce an assortment of fresh fruits and vegetables
    • encourage children to try new & different produce that they might not otherwise experience
    • increase interest in & consumption of fresh, unprocessed produce
  • foster healthier school environments
  • elevate childhood nutrition education
    • educate children on the roles of fruits & vegetables in a healthy diet
    • provide students with a better understanding of where the produce comes from
    • offer instruction on cooking with fresh produce
    • promote the benefits of physical activity and healthy weight maintenance 

This program is available to Elementary Schools that operate the National School Lunch Program.  Schools must have a high percentage of students certified as eligible for free and reduced-price meals to be eligible to apply.

Baltimore County Public Schools has 50 FFVP schools for School Year 2023-2024. 
See the list of approved schools below.

Participating FFVP Schools

USDA Overview of FFVP

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