The Northern Fruit and Vegetable Program (NFVP) is now serving up fresh fruit and vegetables to the elementary students in the District of Thunder Bay! Since 2006, the NFVP has been wildly successful with children in the northeastern region of Ontario, and as of May 2018, the program expanded to our region!
Funded by the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, and distributed by the Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Growers’ Association, this program provides students from JK to grade 8 twice-weekly servings of fresh fruit and vegetables, starting in January and running until the end June. Close to 15,000 students in 78 schools from Thunder Bay to Manitouwadge to Fort Severn and every elementary school in between will be enjoying fresh fruit and veggies during the winter and spring months!
In addition to serving healthy snack options, the NFVP aims to encourage active living and making healthy lifestyle choices to complement the education curriculum. The resources offered can be used both in the schools and at home, helping our communities build healthy habits.
Below you will find information and resources to help integrate the NFVP into your school and community.
Please also see our FAQs below or contact the program lead if you have any questions.
Frequently Asked Questions
Fruit and vegetables served through the NFVP from January - June include:
- Applesauce cups
- Broccoli florets
- Carrot sticks
- Grape tomatoes
- Mini cucumbers
- Sugar snap peas
- Coming Soon!
For Further Information
If you have a question about the Northern Fruit & Vegetable Program, please contact Victoria Pullia, Program Lead, at (807) 625-5962 or Toll-Free at 1-888-294-6630 or email NVFP@tbdhu.com.