Food and Nutrition Services is happy to announce that the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education has approved 30 Boston Public Schools for the 2015-2016 Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP). The FFVP is a government initiative to expose children to a wide variety of fresh fruits and vegetables outside of school breakfast and school lunch.
FFVP On-Site Coordinators report that students have been asking, “Where are the fruits and veggies?” since the first day of school. Bianca Tamburello, the new Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program Coordinator, is thrilled by student enthusiasm for the program. She plans to generate even more excitement about the program by organizing fun nutrition education activities and offering interesting fruit and vegetable snacks such as mangoes, snap peas, and maybe even jicama this school year!
FFVP will kick-off the week of October 5th in all participating schools. Below are the participating Boston Public Schools.
|Samuel Adams Elementary||John F. Kennedy Elementary|
|William Blackstone Elementary||Patrick Kennedy Elementary|
|Boston Teachers Union K-8 School||Joyce Kilmer K-8|
|Clap Innovation School||Martin Lither King, Jr. K-8|
|James F. Condon Elementary||Joseph Lee K-8|
|Paul A. Dever Elementary||Mather Elementary|
|East Boston Early Education Center||Donald McKay K-8|
|Sarah Greenwood K-8||Richard J. Murphy K-8|
|Henry Grew Elementary||Hugh R. O’Donnell Elementary|
|Curtis Guild Elementary||Orchard Gardens K-8|
|Nathan Hale Elementary||James Otis Elementary|
|Harvard/Kent Elementary||William E. Russell Elementary|
|James W. Hennigan K-8||Charles Sumner Elementary|
|Higginson/Lewis K-8||William Monroe Trotter K-8|
|Jackson Mann/Horace Mann School||John Winthrop Elementary|