Fruit

  

Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program at Clarkston School District
 
We will receive the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable grant (FFVP) again for the school year of 14-15 for the following schools:  Highland Elementary and Grantham Elementary schools.  Those schools have access to fresh fruit and vegetables as a snack in their classroom 4-5 days a week.  Congratulations to Highland and Grantham, this is a great grant!

The goal of the FFVP is to:

  • Create healthier school environments by providing healthier food choices.
  • Expand the variety of fruits and vegetables students experience.
  • Increase student’s fruit and vegetable consumption.
  • Make a difference in student’s diets to impact their present and future health.

Some of the fruits we have offered last year are:
 
Kumquats
Strawberries
Grapes
Mini Apples
Apples (multiple varieties)
Oranges (multiple varieties)
Mandarins
Tangerines
Pomegranate Seeds
Limes
Bananas
Peaches
Nectarines
Plums
Pluots
 
 
Some of the vegetables we offered last year are:
 
Mini Sweet  Peppers
Jicama
Celery
Carrots
Broccoli
Sugar Snap Peas
Radishes
Cauliflower
Cucumbers
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
We are excited to have this grant in our schools and hope that parents are too!  Your efforts at home are even more important.  Encourage your child to make smart, healthy food choices by eating snacks and meals loaded with vitamins and minerals.  Eating a variety of fruits and vegetables feeds the mind as well as the body.
 
Last Modified on August 4, 2014