The Northern Fruit and Vegetable Program (NFVP) is serving fresh fruit and vegetables to 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.
The NFVP is a food literacy program that aims to increase consumption and awareness of fruits and vegetables, as well as provide healthy eating and physical activity education resources, to school-aged children from JK to Grade 8 in northern Ontario. The goal is to positively influence children and build a strong foundation to live a healthy lifestyle.
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 weekly deliveries of one serving of fruit and one serving of vegetables for each student starting November 2022 through until June 2023.
Close to 14,000 students in over 80 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!
To the left you will find information and resources to help integrate the NFVP into your school from in school food literacy activities, to storage recommendations for NFVP deliveries in school.
The 2022/2023 program will include service to all of these schools, beginning November 2022 until June 2023:
Frequently Asked Questions
For Further Information
If you have a question, please contact Victoria Pullia, Program Lead, at (807) 625-5962 or Toll-Free at 1-888-294-6630 or email NFVP@tbdhu.com.