Fresh Fruit & Vegetable Program
The Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP) provides all enrolled students
in participating elementary schools with a variety of free fresh fruits and
vegetables throughout the school day—separate from the lunch or breakfast meal
in one or more areas of the school. The program’s main goal is to combat
childhood obesity by helping students learn more about healthful eating habits.
The USDA administers the program at the federal level, and OSPI administers
the program at the state level. Participating schools receive reimbursement of
the cost of offering free fresh fruits and vegetables to students throughout the
school day. In school year 2013–2014, $3.3 million was distributed to Washington
schools participating in the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program.