banana_FFVPActionLeagueWe received over 400 entries from 8 Boston Public Schools: Bates Elementary, Condon Elementary, Higginson Elementary, Jackson Mann K-8, Kilmer K-8, Lyndon K-8, P.J. Kennedy Elementary, and Sarah Greenwood K-8.

Our new superheroes in the Fruit and Veggie Action League range from Papa Potato and Corny the Cobbler to the Horned Melon and his side kick Rambutan.  These fruit and veggie superheroes help people stay healthy and strong while fighting bad guys and curing bee stings.

Thanks again to all of our participants for your creativity and for helping us form the Fruit and Veggie Action League!

Below are our winning superhero posters sorted by grade level:

Winners from Grades 1-3Condon_JDang_XTejeda_FFVP2015_superheroes

HigginsonElem_CSantana_JGuerreo_FFVP2015_superheroes

SGreenwood_GabrielMedina_FFVP2015_superheroes

Winners from Grades 4-5Kilmer_FFVP2015_superheroesPJKennedy_group_FFVP2015_superheroes

LyndonK8_MaddieAalto_FFVP2015_superheroesBates_M.Warnsby_D.Forrester_FFVP2015_superheroesBates_S.Solomon_A.Morales
Condon_SHoulder_IIrvins_FFVP2015_superheroes

SGreenwood_ScarlettAlcantara_FFVP2015_superheroes

Winners from Grades 6-8JacksonMann_AbigailNavarro_FFVP2015_superheroesJacksonMann_JenniferPelaez_FFVP2015_superheroesBest Comic Strips from All Grade Levels

Condon_TaliaScott_FFVP2015_superheroesComicStrip

JacksonMann_SavannaNesbitt_FFVP2015_SuperheroesComic

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FFVPPosterContest2015_2

MARCH is National Nutrition Month!

In celebration of National Nutrition Month, BPS Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP) is looking for a team of fruit and vegetable superheroes to help us fight hunger and support healthy kids!

FFVP is a USDA grant funded program the provides additional fresh fruits and veggies during the school day at select schools.  These fruit and veggie snacks are served in the classroom, above and beyond what is already offered during breakfast and lunch.  This year, FFVP is operating in 31 BPS elementary/K-8 schools and has served a variety of citrus, snap peas, mini cucumbers, kiwi slices and much more.

The FFVP Action League is looking for your…

BEST Fruit Superhero
BEST Vegetable Superhero
BEST Super Power

Bonus points if you create a comic strip featuring your fruit and veggie superheroes and their super powers.

Fruit and Veggie Superhero submissions will be accepted through April 17th, 2015 from the 31 FFVP schools.  For poster contest guidelines please click here.

Tune in this spring to meet the winners of the FFVP Action League Poster Contest!

 

Is your elemementary school interested in the FFVP for next year?  Contact our FFVP Program Manager, Lauren Kaskey at LKaskey[at]bostonpublicschools.org for more details.

 

 

 

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Students at Boston Public Schools expressed their creativity and feelings about eating a healthy breakfast by participating in the Fuel Up to Play 60 School Breakfast Poster Contest which was held in mid-November.  Entries were judged by principals/headmasters, art teachers, wellness coordinators and others at each school. All first, second and third place winners receive prizes and recognition in their schools.

The Contest was sponsored by the Fuel Up to Play 60, which is a collaboration of the National Dairy Council and the National Football League through a grant for calendar year 2012.  Thirty two Boston schools across the City and all grade levels participate in the grant which is intended to engage students in the habit of eating a healthy breakfast at school.