Northern Fruit & Vegetable Program

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 is now expanding 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 2019. Because of the expansion into our area, almost 16,000 students in 87 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 coordinator if you have any questions.


Frequently Asked Questions


2019 Menu

Fruit and vegetables served through the NFVP from January – June 2019 include:

  • Apples
  • Applesauce cups
  • Broccoli and cauliflower florets
  • Cantaloupe and honeydew melon chunks
  • Carrot sticks
  • Celery sticks
  • Dried cherries
  • Grape tomatoes
  • Mini cucumbers
  • Mini sweet peppers
  • Oranges
  • Pears
  • Pineapple chunks
  • Strawberries
  • Sugar snap peas


NFVP Resources

  • Coming Soon!


For Further Information

If you have a question about the Northern Fruit & Vegetable Program, please call 1 (807) 625-5900 and ask to speak with the NFVP program coordinator.

or toll-free 1-888-294-6630


Last Updated: 21/02/2019