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Spotlights on PVE's Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program

JISD Spotlights would like to tell you about a unique program that only one of our elementary has. Park Village Elementary School was selected by the United State Department of Agriculture in an invitation only effort called the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP). This program provides a variety of free fresh fruits and vegetables for students to experience and zing their taste buds with something different they may have never tried.  

Recently, students in Ms. Young’s class at Park Village Elementary tried what some call cherry tomatoes...the small bite-sized version that packs a burst of flavor. Some students really like them, others weren’t too crazy about it, but that's part of the experience...giving it a thumbs up or down and giving reasons why. Flavor, texture, and juiciness are all part of the class conversation that makes it fun and an adventure every day. FFVP provides a way for students with few opportunities to try this kind of variety of unprocessed produce that is appealing to the eye, tasty to the mouth, and healthy for the body.

A small reminder that next week is National School Lunch Week! (Oct. 11th- Oct. 15th) 

"The whole (intent) of this program is really for exposure...It not only nurtures their bodies, but also nurtures the idea of trying new fruits and vegetables and increasing awareness."
- Principal, Sharon Missy Balderas