Fruit & Vegetable Program

ApplesWelcome to the BC School Fruit & Vegetable Nutritional Program (BCSFVNP).

Adams Road has chosen to take part in a program that will give your child a fresh, pre-washed, and ready to eat fruit or vegetable snack to enjoy in their classroom every other week 13 times over the school year. They may be given sliced apples, a pear, carrots, a baby bell pepper, or other fruit or vegetable. Our first choice will be locally grown, in season BC produce. There is no cost charged to schools or parents to participate in the Program.

Participating schools receive 1 serving of fresh and ready to eat, fruits and vegetables every other week for 13 selected weeks during the school year. These snacks are not intended to replace breakfast, recess snack or lunch. Our goal is to provide a healthy, fresh snack and introduce your child to new foods so that they can make their own healthy choices.

Key Messages of the BCSFVNP
• Pick local fruits and vegetables
• Pick a variety of colourful fruits and vegetables
• Wash hands before eating
• Wash fruits and vegetables before eating
• Enjoy the taste of local fruits and vegetables
• Enjoy eating 5 to 10 servings of fruits and vegetables every day

Who Funds the Program?
The BCSFVNP is a collaborative program from the provincial government’s Healthy Families BC with funding from the BC Ministry of Health. It is administered through the BC Agriculture in the Classroom Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to “Working to bring BC’s agriculture to our students.” The Foundation is working with local growers and distributors to bring the fresh BC products to students.Visit the BC AITC website to find out more about us.

Why Serve Fresh Fruits and Vegetables?
For healthy bodies and healthy minds. Find out more... 

Healthy Snacks and More
The Program provides more than just healthy snacks. Since the snack is eaten in a classroom setting it also provides teachers with an opportunity to teach students and engage them in discussion about food, healthy eating, and BC agriculture. More...

Do You Have Any Questions About the Program?
Go to our FAQ’s section for answers to questions parents ask us, or contact us. Please contact us if you have any questions or would like to give us some feedback on our program. Find links to sites we recommend on healthy eating and BC agriculture. Go to links...