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Improving Children's Diets: Evaluation of the Canned, Frozen, or Dried Fruits and Vegetables Pilot

2014-2017
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U.S. Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Service

Enriching children's overall diet quality by encouraging more healthful eating habits is a nationwide priority. The federally funded Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP) provides free fresh fruits and vegetables to students in participating elementary schools during the school day. A new initiative allowed high-need, low-income elementary schools to offer canned, frozen, or dried fruits and vegetables (CFD) to promote greater flexibility in implementing the program for the 2014-15 school year.

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