Posted Date: 10/18/2021
Did you know consuming 5 fruits or vegetables per day may help prevent a host of chronic diseases! USD #244 has obtained a grant to support our Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program!
“ The Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP) is an important tool in our efforts to combat childhood obesity. The program has been successful in introducing elementary school children to a variety of produce that they otherwise might not have the opportunity to sample. The various partnerships that FNS and state agencies have developed in the public and private sectors, as well as the dedicated work of school administrators, have contributed to the overall success and acceptance of the program. FFVP is consistent with and supports the Health and Medicine Division (HMD) of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine’s recommendations to provide healthier snack choices in schools. “ For more information about the FFVP click here: https://www.fns.usda.gov/ffvp/fresh-fruit-and-vegetable-program
To see the Top 10 Reasons to Eat More Fruits & Veggies click here: https://files.gabbart.com/1051/top_10_reasons_ffvp.pdf