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General/Fundings/Grant Agreement

What are the requirements for schools to provide nutrition education?

Answer: 

Nutrition education is not currently required however FNS strongly encourages schools to provide nutrition education as a component of the FFVP.  Providing nutrition is part of helping schools create a healthier school environment

Can the FFVP be used in other programs such as during a summer school program or in a year-round school?

Answer: 

The FFVP cannot be served as part of summer school sessions.  The FFVP may be provided during a “year-round school’s” summer session as this is considered part of the regular school year.

Can the fruits/vegetables be provided at parent/teacher conferences? At other function such as "Granparent Day" or an evening or weekend program where most the building's children gather but neighborhood children also attend?

Answer: 

No.  Fruits and vegetables may only be served during the school day.  Please note that the FFVP does not allow teacher or administrator fruit baskets, which were incorrectly purchased by some schools for promotional purposes when FFVP was initially implemented.  Free fruits and vegetables are in

Can schools bid FFVP, NSLP and SBP purchases together?

Answer: 

Yes.  However, schools must be able to demonstrate which items are purchased for the FFVP.

Should schools develop a budget for the FFVP?

Answer: 

It is prudent for schools to develop a budget in order to assist in the timely expenditure of funds and FNS strongly encourages schools to do so.

How much of a school's FFVP grant allocation can the State agency advance to the school?

Answer: 

None.  The FFVP operates on a reimbursement basis.  Schools are reimbursed based on their monthly submission of a claim for reimbursement.  The State Agency cannot provide advance FFVP funding.

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Printed from the Iowa Department of Education website on April 20, 2014 at 7:55pm.