Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP)
The School District of the City of York is the recipient of a Fresh Fruit & Vegetable Program (FFVP) grant through the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act. The purpose of the program, available to students in Pre-K to 6th grade, is to:
1) increase elementary school children’s consumption of fresh fruits and vegetables
2) to expose elementary school students to new fruits and vegetables
3) to improve healthy eating habits
4) to help elementary schools create healthier school food environments
We encourage parents/guardians to get involved by asking their children about the fruits or vegetables they have tasted in school recently. Open a discussion at the dinner table. In the grocery store, take a walk through the produce aisle to see how many items your child can identify from school.
In addition to tasting new foods each week, they are also participating in exercises to increase their knowledge about the foods that many are experiencing for the first time. Together, we can have a positive impact in teaching our children how to make healthy eating choices.
Here are some coloring pages and fact sheets to get students talking and learning about healthy foods: