USDA Fresh Fruit & Vegetable Program
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Child Nutrition

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. 

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  • Fiscal, Claims and Reimbursement
  • Program Materials and Required Documents
  • Resources
  • Training

    In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

    Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

    To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at:, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by: mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; fax: (202) 690-7442; or email:

    This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

Fresh Fruit & Vegetable Program (FFVP)

Jennifer Mitchell, Summer Food and Special Projects Supervisor

Larissa Burk, Administrative Assistant

Colleen McGuire, Fiscal Analyst


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