East Allen County Schools Selected to Participate in the United States Department of Agriculture’s Fresh Fruit & Vegetable Program
Southwick Elementary has been selected to participate in the United States Department of Agriculture’s Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP) for the 2016-17 school year. This USDA program offers a unique opportunity to impact the nutrition environment and ultimately the health and well-being of our students, staff and community. Southwick Elementary was one of 115 schools awarded for this program in Indiana.
The FFVP schools receive two allocations of money; for start-up funds July 1, 2016 to September 30, 2016 and then funds to operate the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program from October 1, 2016 through June 30, 2017.
“The Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program at Southwick Elementary has been awarded by the state for the 16-17 school year. This program allows us to introduce students to new and unique fruits and vegetables 3 days a week throughout the school year. The following are just a few foods that students were served during the 2015-16 school year: Star Fruit, Turnip Sticks, Guava, Tangerines, Zucchini Coins, Jicama Sticks, and Apple Fries. Our students really enjoy these fruits and vegetables”, said Mr. Daniel Krleski, EACS Director of Food Service.