Although it has been cold, a lot has been happening inside with the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP). Children who have participated in the program have tasted more than 30 different types of fresh fruits and vegetables with FFVP during school year 2012-2013. The variety of produce has ranged from persimmons and avocadoes to sugar snap peas and grape tomatoes.
Ms. Baszkiewicz, a science teacher at the Mather School in Dorchester is a champion of nutrition and food based education and connecting the FFVP with her curriculum. Phoebe, our FFVP Coordinator, had the honor of being a guest in Ms. Baszkiewicz’s science class to talk about heirloom apples and play Nutrition Bingo.
Stay tuned for more exciting things going on this spring with FFVP!