Friday, February 12, 2021

Online Training: FFVP: How to Apply - Nutrition (CA Dept of Education)

Online Training: FFVP: How to Apply - Nutrition (CA Dept of Education)
Online Training: FFVP: How to Apply

The California Department of Education (CDE) Nutrition Services Division (NSD) announces a new online training course: Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP): How to Apply, Course Number 460. You may access the course on the CDE FFVP: How to Apply web page. This course provides an overview of the FFVP and the FFVP grant application process.

As a reminder, the CDE NSD recently released the FFVP Request for Applications (RFA) for eligible elementary schools for School Year 2021–22. Applications are due by Friday, March 5, 2021, at 4 p.m. The grant period is July 1, 2021–June 30, 2022. The grant application package and instructions are available on the CDE FFVP Grant RFA web page.

Program History

The U.S. Department of Agriculture FFVP is administered by the NSD in California. The purpose of the FFVP is to provide all children in a participating elementary school with a variety of free, fresh fruit and vegetable snacks during the school day. The FFVP is a supplement to (and not part of) the School Breakfast Program or the National School Lunch Program and includes providing student nutrition education. For more information about the FFVP and grant eligibility requirements, please visit the CDE FFVP web page.

Contact Information

If you have questions, please contact Jennifer Kuo, Nutrition Education Assistant, by phone at 916-322-9943 or the FFVP team by email at

Questions:   Nutrition Services Division | 800-952-5609

Northern California Recycling Association’s Schools Committee is hosting a free webinar on February 11, 2021, for food service professionals to learn about state recycling and composting laws that affect schools.

Course Description

Assembly Bill 827 requires schools to have three, clearly labeled bins for recycling, compost, and trash. Senate Bill 1383 requires schools to properly sort food for compost collection; educate staff and school community; reduce and recover edible surplus food; and have a nonprofit food donation partner in place.

Speakers will include:

  • Curie Canuela, Local Assistance and Market Development Branch, CalRecycle
  • Ahmad Sheikholeslami, Assistant Superintendent, Pleasanton Unified School District
  • Devin Jackson, Science Teacher and Green Team Leader, Foothill Middle School, Walnut Creek


Get Ready to Recycle and Compost at School

Thursday, February 11, 2021

11 a.m. – Noon Pacific time


To register for this webinar, please go to Get Ready to Recycle and Compost at School's eventbriteExternal link opens in new window or tab..

Contact Information

If you have any questions regarding this webinar, please contact CalRecycle by email at

Questions:   Nutrition Services Division | 800-952-5609