The Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP) is a USDA funded initiative,which has operated in Boston since 2009. The program funds fresh produce snacks for elementary school students, in addition to breakfast and lunch, and serves as a vehicle for nutrition education. The goal of the FFVP is to improve children's overall diet and create healthier eating habits to impact their present and future health.
This year, FFVP is serving up healthy, fresh produce snacks three times each week at Horace Mann School. This program is not only increasing children's fruit and vegetable consumption, it is also expanding the variety of fruits and vegetables children experience.
So far, the students have tried Pineapple, Baby Bananas, Kiwi, Bell Peppers, Zucchini, Cara Cara Oranges, and much much more! To find out more information about the program, check out BPS' FFVP page