Fresh Fruit & Vegetable Program

  • The Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP) is a grant program sponsored by USDA which provides all children in participating schools with a variety of free fresh fruits and vegetables throughout the school day.  It is an effective and creative way of introducing fresh fruits and vegetables as healthy snack options. 

    The Goal of the FFVP Create healthier school environments by providing healthier food choices 

    • Expand the variety of fruits and vegetables children experience
    • Increase children’s fruit and vegetable consumption
    • Make a difference in children’s diets to impact their present and future health

    School districts must apply annually to participate in this program.  Within Wichita Public Schools, Nutrition Services and the Department of Curriculum - Physical Education section, work together to administer this program.  For 19-20, the following schools were awarded the grant:

    Adams Elementary 
    Allen Elementary 
    Anderson Elementary 
    Beech Elementary 
    Black Elementary 
    Buckner Elementary
    Caldwell Elementary 
    Cessna Elementary 
    Clark Elementary 
    Cleaveland Elementary 
    College Hill
    Colvin Elementary
    Enterprise Elementary 
    Gammon Elementary 
    Gardiner Elementary 
    Gordon Parks Academy 
    Harry Street Elementary 
    Horace Mann Elementary
    Irving Elementary 
    Jackson Elementary 
    Jefferson Elementary 
    Lawrence Elementary 
    Linwood Elementary 
    L'Ouverture Elementary
    OK Elementary
    Ortiz Elementary 
    Park Elementary 
    Pleasant Valley Elementary 
    Spaght Elementary
    Washington Elementary 
    White Elementary
    Woodland Elementary 

    Who Participates?

    • Any student enrolled at the school and be present when the fresh fruits and vegetables are served.
    • Teachers directly responsible for serving fruits/vegetables to their students can partake in the fruits/vegetables.
    • Nutrition Services will make accommodations for students with disabilities within the FFVP program with the proper form on file.
    • Teachers are encouraged to include a nutrition education component to enhance their positive role modeling.

    When and How Often is FFVP?

    • A fresh fruit or vegetable will be served twice a week.
    • Fresh fruits and vegetables must be served during the school day but cannot be served during breakfast or lunch periods.

    Examples of Fruits and Vegetables Served

    • Clementines
    • Gooseberries
    • Jicama
    • Red Pepper Strips
    • Sliced Summer Squash
    • Lychee
    • Jujubes
    • Pluot
    • Asparagus

Contact Us

  • Nutrition Services

    316-973-2160

    nutrition@usd259.net

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