The Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program is back for the 2017-18 school year! This program is made possible by a federally-funded grant administered by the Pennsylvania Department of Education. Eligible schools must apply for the grant each year. This year, we are fortunate to have 11 schools receiving this grant! This year’s participants are:

  • Drexel Neumann Academy
  • Gesu School
  • Pan American Academy Charter School
  • Spring Garden Academy
  • St. Ignatius School
  • St. Malachy School
  • St. Thomas Aquinas School
  • St. Veronica School
  • St. Barnabus School
  • Visitation School
  • Young Scholars Charter School

The Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program allows students to try different types of fresh produce during the school day. Three times per week, students will be sent a sample of a fruit or vegetable to try in their classrooms. Through this program, children are increasing their consumption of fruits and vegetables, expanding the variety of foods they eat, and positively impacting their health! We are a proud sponsor of the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program and all it does to improve the wellness of children.