Children at eligible Maryland elementary schools are introduced to a wide variety of free fresh fruits and vegetables during the school day through the Fresh Fruit and Vegetables Program (FFVP). In School Year 2022 – 2023,
196 schools participate in this program.
The FFVP also encourages healthier school environments by promoting nutrition education about the fruit and vegetables served.
The program goals are to:
USDA Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program Fact Sheet to learn more about the program.