Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program Welcome 2010-2011 Participants! Agenda FFVP History Review program requirements Who What When Where Claims History 1 Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002 The Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program initially began as a pilot project authorized by
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Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002
The Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program initially began as a pilot project authorized by
Congress in 2002. The pilot provided funds to purchase fresh fruits and vegetables in
four states and an Indian Tribal Organization (ITO) for School Year 2002-2003. The
purpose of the pilot was to determine the best practices for increasing fruit (both fresh
and dried) and fresh vegetable consumption.
Child Nutrition and WIC Reauthorization Act of 2004
The success of the pilot led to the enactment of legislation in 2004 to expand the Fresh
Fruit and Vegetable Program and to make it a permanent program under the National
School Lunch Act. The law added four additional states and two ITOs for School Year
The Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration,
and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2006
This Act appropriated a one-time funding of $6,000,000 to further expand the Fresh
Fruit and Vegetable Program in six additional states.
Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2008
The 2008 Consolidated Appropriations Act expanded the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable
Program nationwide and provided approximately $9.9 million to begin program
operations for School Year 2008-2009.
The Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 (Farm Bill)
The Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 amended the Richard B. Russell
National School Lunch Act by adding section 19, the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable
Program. Section 19 permanently authorized the program nationwide, consolidated all
prior operations under Section 19 and provided a significant funding increase,
beginning with $40 million in FY 2009.
The FFVP is NOT intended for community residents or adults who are attending school functions.
**Limited and must be w/ nutrition education**
(Try sample sizes for new items)
Cooked fruits and vegetables MUST be accompanied with nutrition education. This is also limited to one time per week.
When in doubt, call CDE before you make a purchase!
See: SP 30: Applying Geographic Preference in Procurements for the Child Nutrition Programs, dated July 9, 2008.
The “Buy American” requirement also applies to purchases for the FFVP.
Bananas that are not a domestic product may be purchased even though they are not domestic.
You may order your produce through the Department of Defense Produce-- DoD-Fresh
Large pieces of equipment used for prep/service (kiosks)
Labor for the planning and claiming of the FFVP.
Limited to 10% of the total award amount
Thank You! Please do not hesitate to call or email with any questions or concerns!
Ahn Ei Sweeney RD