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Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program

Mississippi is one of the original states to participate in USDA’s Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP). The Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program provides funds for schools to provide free servings of fresh fruits and fresh vegetables throughout the day to Mississippi students. The FFVP shows children that fresh fruits and vegetables are healthy and tasty alternatives to snacks high in fat, sugar, or salt.

The goal of the FFVP is to:

  • 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

Listed below are links to useful Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program Information.

USDA Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program Handbook for Schools

FFVP Breakout Session - 2011 State Conference (PowerPoint Format)

Fruits and Veggies—More Matters

FFVP Allowable and Unallowable Items

Claim Issues

FFVP Frequently Asked Questions


School year 2011-2012 FFVP Forms

Changes to Original Plan/Equipment Justification form

Claim Form (Excel Format)


School year 2011-2012 FFVP Production Record

Production Record Cover

Instructions for the FFVP Production Record

Production Record Extension Pages

Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program Information from prior Program Years

2011-2012 FFVP Application Memo to School Food Service Administrators (May 13, 2011)

2011-2012 FFVP Application (Deadline was June 13, 2011)

2010-2011 USDA Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program Grant Recipients in Mississippi

September 2010 Conference Call Agenda

If you have any questions about the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program, contact Stephanie N. Robinson at 601-576-4994 or snrobinson@mde.k12.ms.us.

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