FRESH FRUIT AND VEGETABLE PROGRAM
The Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP) is administered by USDA in an effort to combat childhood obesity. The goal of the FFVP is to introduce children to fresh fruits and vegetables, to include new and different varieties, and to increase overall acceptance and consumption of fresh, unprocessed produce among children. 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.
Conway has two elementary schools currently approved to participate in FFVP: Ida Burns Elementary and Theodore Jones Elementary. Students at these schools receive a fresh fruit or vegetable snack two times per week.