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Application Deadline Extended

Fresh Fruit & Vegetable Program for Secondary Schools (FFVP-SS)

As part of the Fiscal Year 2012 Team Nutrition Training Grant, the Child Nutrition & Wellness Division of Kansas State Department of Education is offering a modified version of the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program specifically for secondary students (FFVP-SS).  This opportunity is made possible through a Team Nutrition collaboration between the Kansas Health Foundation and Kansas State University – College of Human Ecology.

Funding for 25,000 students at $4 per student is being made available through a competitive application process to secondary schools and classrooms (grades 6-12) that participate in the National School Lunch Program and are enrolled as a Team Nutrition school. Schools and classrooms applying for the FFVP-SS will commit to serving a total of eight tastings, four fruits and four vegetables, over four consecutive weeks as well as administering a short pre and post impact assessment survey to participating students.

Applications Due - December 31, 2013

To access the application and for additional information:

FFVP - SS Enterable Application

FFVP - SS PDF Application

Access Interactive Wellness Resources in the areas of:

Nutrition Resources
Nutrition Education Resources
  Nutrition Education
Physical Activity Resources
  Physical Activity
Use the interactive wellness resources to access evidence based research, resources and best practices information when implementing school wellness policies.

Eat Smart! Play Hard! Learn Better!

The USDA’s Team Nutrition is an integrated, behavior based, comprehensive plan for promoting the nutritional health of the nation’s children.  This plan involves schools, parents, and the community in efforts to continuously improve school meals, and to promote the health and education of 50 million school children in more than 96,000 schools nationwide. 

The goal of Team Nutrition is to improve children’s lifelong eating and physical activity habits through nutrition education based on the principles of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans and MyPlate.

Team Nutrition focuses on five specific behavior outcomes:

  1. Eat a variety of foods
  2. Eat more fruits, vegetables and whole grains
  3. Eat lower fat foods more often
  4. Get your calcium-rich foods
  5. Be physically active

Kansas Team Nutrition is actively working to promote a number of health education programs to support schools’ wellness policy goals.   Currently, Kansas Team Nutrition supports Power Panther Pals, Power up!, Power Panther Professionals, Power Panther Preschool, Opens in new windowBody Venture, andFamily Fun, Food & Fitness Events.   In addition, Kansas Team Nutrition Schools have access to health education resources and personalized technical assistance from Registered Dietitians.

Kansas Team Nutrition is focused on continuing to support implementation of school wellness policy goals and academic achievement by nurturing healthier students and a healthy school environment.   

This is a link to USDA's Team Nutrition resources.
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