View the meal access policy for the 2021-22 school year.

Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program

Student holding bowls of fresh greens

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 healthy eating habits helps to promote a healthy school environment, improves student health, and helps combat childhood obesity.

Sixty-one (61) DPS schools have been selected to participate in the USDA Fruit and Vegetable Program for the 2021-2022 school year. Students at these schools will be served a fresh fruit or vegetable snack three days per week. Teachers may request a nutrition education presentation for their class at any time throughout the year by contacting Leonard Apodaca.

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 AND Vegetable Program for the 2022-2023 school year.

Approved Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Schools

School Name
Academy 360
Amesse Elementary School
Ashley Elementary School
Barnum Elementary School
Beach Court Elementary School
Castro Elementary School
Charles M. Schenck (CMS) Community School
Cheltenham Elementary School
Cole Arts And Science Academy
Colfax Elementary School
College View Elementary School
Columbian Elementary School
Columbine Elementary School
Cowell Elementary School
DCIS at Ford
Denver Green School Southeast
Dora Moore ECE-8 School
Doull Elementary School
Eagleton Elementary School
Ellis Elementary School
Fairview Elementary School
Farrell B. Howell ECE-8 School
Florida Pitt-Waller ECE-8 School
Force Elementary School
Garden Place Elementary School
Godsman Elementary School
Goldrick Elementary School
Green Valley Elementary School
Greenlee Elementary School
Hallett Fundamental Academy
Harrington Elementary School
Holm Elementary School
Joe Shoemaker School
Johnson Elementary School
Kaiser Elementary School
KIPP Northeast Elementary
KIPP Sunshine Peak Elementary
Knapp Elementary School
Kunsmiller Creative Arts Academy
Lena Archuleta Elementary School
Marie L. Greenwood Academy
Marrama Elementary School
Mathematics And Science Leadership Academy
McMeen Elementary School
Mcglone Elementary School
Monarch Montessori
Montclair Elementary School
Munroe Elementary School
Newlon Elementary School
Oakland Elementary
Place Bridge Academy
Samuels Elementary School
Schmitt Elementary School
Smith Renaissance School
Swansea Elementary School
Traylor Academy
Trevista ECE-8 at Horace Mann
University Prep Steel Street
University Preparatory School
Valverde Elementary School
Wyatt Academy