Fresh Fruit & Vegetable Program
For the 2022-23 school year, the following schools are taking part in the USDA's Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP) grant:
AT Allen Elementary
Beverly Hills Elementary
Royal Oaks Elementary
Rocky River Elementary
WM Irvin Elementary
Wolf Meadow Elementary
The FFVP is a USDA-funded grant that provides a fresh fruit or vegetable snack to all students. Snacks are served at least three times per week through the end of May.
The program offers an opportunity for students to try new items outside of their comfort zone, helps lay the foundation for healthy eating habits, and fills in gaps in students' nutrition.
Statistically, students who have benefitted from this USDA grant go on to develop healthy eating habits beyond elementary school.
We serve a wide variety of fresh snacks as well as provide nutrition educational opportunities.
Fruit & Veggie Activities
February - Celebrate Sweet Potato Month
NC-DA is celebrating Sweet Potato Month with a wonderful promotional opportunity for our schools to earh a cash prize. See Flyer for details and let's show off our Sweet Potatos.
Apple Man Coloring Sheet
October is National Apple Month. Celebrate with this Apple Man Coloring Sheet from the North Carolina Apple Growers