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20 Fulton County Schools USDA Awarded Fresh Fruit & Vegetable Program for 2023-2024

Fulton County School  Nutrition Fresh Fruit & Vegetable Program Logo
The Fresh Fruit & Vegetable Program is a USDA federally funded grant providing all enrolled students in participating elementary schools with a variety of free fresh fruit and vegetables during the school day – separate from the lunch or breakfast meal. The goal of this program is to expand the variety of fruits and vegetables children experience in a healthy school environment, increase consumption of fruits and vegetables and to make a positive impact on the students' future health.​

Fulton County School  Nutrition Fresh Fruit & Vegetable Program

What have students tried?

  • Butternut Squash
  • Cranberries
  • Asparagus
  • Black Grapes
  • Orange Cauliflower
  • Percinnamons
  • Jicama
  • Managa
  • Snow Peas
  • Baby Kiwi
  • Fennel; AND MORE!
Asa Hilliard Elementary, Bethune Elementary, Brookview Elementary, C.H. Gullatt Elementary, Campbell Elementary, College Park Elementary, Conley Hills Elementary, E.C. West Elementary, Esther Jackson Elementary, Feldwood Elementary, Hamilton E. Holmes Elementary, Hapeville Elementary, Heritage Elementary, Lake Forest Elementary, Liberty Point Elementary, Love T. Nolan Elementary, Mimosa Elementary, Oakley Elementary, Palmetto Elementary, Parklane Elementary, Renaissance Elementary, S.L. Lewis Elementary, Seaborn Lee Elementary, and Vickery Mill Elementary

Who, When, Where?

All students at participating schools receive a free fresh fruit and vegetable three times per week, when possible. The fruit or vegetable is picked up in the cafe and served in the classroom separate from breakfast and lunch. The produce is ordered, stored and prepared by the Fulton County School Nutrition Program and served by teachers or para-professionals. A fun fact sheet is provided with each item.

Food Safety

Food safety is one of the highest priorities for the School Nutrition Program. Produce is received, stored, prepared, and served under strict food safety rules and guidelines.

What can Parents do?
  • Encourage students to sample every fresh fruit or vegetable offered.
  • Be positive regarding new fruits and veggies served at school.
  • Talk to children about the benefits of healthy eating.
  • Try fruits and vegetables in new ways with your children.
  • Eat fruits and vegetables of different colors - red, dark green, yellow, blue, purple, white, and orange to get the broadest range of nutrients.

If you have difficulty communicating with us or understanding this information because you do not speak English or have a disability, please let us know. Contact SchoolNutrition@fultonschools.org OR 470-254-8960. Free language assistance or other aids and services are available upon request.

School Nutrition/USDA Nondiscrimination Statement

In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity. Program information may be made available in languages other than English.. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at: USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form Instructions, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to USDA by: (1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights 1400 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or (2) fax: (833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or (3) email: program.intake@usda.gov This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

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