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Wednesday, July 6 • 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Using the Fresh Fruit & Vegetable Program to Support Student Learning

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The Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (known as FFVP) provides a fruit or vegetable snack to children at low-income elementary schools during the school day. The goal of the FFVP is to introduce children to fresh fruits and vegetables, to include new and different varieties, and to increase overall acceptance and consumption of fresh, unprocessed produce among children. FFVP also encourages healthier school environments by promoting nutrition education. In participating schools, 90% of parents, teachers, and principals say they enjoy the program and would like to see it continue, but Utah has a very low participation rate. In this session, you'll learn more about how FFVP works and how to apply. You'll also hear from a rural elementary principal and kitchen manager on how they successfully run FFVP in their schools, and get to sample some of the unique fruits and vegetables available through the program.

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Kate Wheeler

Child Nutrition Specialist, Utah State Board of Education
Kate Wheeler is a Child Nutrition Specialist with Utah State Board of Education, where she works on farm to fork and local procurement initiatives, and oversees the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program. Kate received her Master of Public Health from Emory University. Prior to joining... Read More →


Wednesday July 6, 2022 1:45pm - 2:45pm MDT
GC 407 - General Classroom Building, Room 407 Southern Utah University, 351 W University Blvd., Cedar City Utah
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