Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program

The Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP) is a USDA grant opportunity for schools to provide elementary students with free fresh fruits and vegetables during the school day. The goal of the program is to promote the consumption of fruits and vegetables among school-aged children, educate students about the benefits of fruits and vegetables, and expose them to new varieties. Teaching children healthful eating habits may help promote a healthy school environment, improve student health, and help combat childhood obesity.

Sixty-one (61) DPS schools have been selected to participate in the USDA Fruit and Vegetable Program for the 2019-2020 school year (see list of participating schools). Students at these schools will be served a fresh fruit or vegetable snack four days per week. Teachers may request a nutrition education presentation for their class at any time throughout the year by contacting Leonard Apodaca at 720-423-5695 or

The Food and Nutrition Services department applies to the Colorado Department of Education for eligible schools each year in April/May. Eligible schools must be elementary level and have at least 50% Free/Reduced Price eligibility. Please contact your Area Supervisor if you are interested in applying for the Fresh Fruit & Vegetable Program for the 2020-2021 school year.

Nutrition Education Resources

Daily Fruit and Vegetable Nutrition Education Activities [pdf] | Nebraska FFVP Resources |

Fresh Fruit & Vegetable Resources [pdf]

Ohio Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Classroom Education Materials [pdf] | North Carolina Fruit and Vegetable Fact Sheets [pdf]

What's New?

The 2020-2021 Free & Reduced Meal Application is now availabe for DPS families! Please click below.

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Denver Enviromental Health
Life Time Foundation
Colorado Department of Agriculture
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