Fresh Fruits and Vegetables Program
The FFVP provides our children with an opportunity to taste and learn about familiar and not so familiar fruits and vegetables. The goal of the program is to:
- Provide our children with fruits and vegetables that they normally would not be exposed to.
- Expand the variety of Fruits and Vegetables children consume.
- Increase their consumption of fruits and vegetables.
- Make a difference in children's diets to impact their present and future health.
Some of the fruits and vegetables we will be trying this year are Dragon Fruit, Star Fruit and Watermelon Radishes. We are also looking forward to growing pineapple plants. Each class room will be given a demonstration on how to properly cut a pineapple and the top of the pineapple will be planted. The class room can watch the plant grow over the year.
Important Nutrition Information
The program incorporates a variety of exciting nutrition education materials. Students will have an opportunity to decorate posters, create menus and recipes along with other fun learning activities.