Proudly Introducing SnackTime Explorers, a brand-new FFVP educational toolkit designed in collaboration with FRESHEALTH

The SnackTime Explorers program is a series of adaptable mini-lessons designed to supplement educators who participate in the USDA’s Fresh Fruit and Vegetable (FFVP) program. FFVP brings fresh-cut produce to eligible schools, increasing exposure to and familiarity with fresh fruits and vegetables. SnackTime Explorers is curated to accompany the weekly FFVP produce deliveries in a fun and fresh way. Designed around the Food Education Standards, SnackTime Explorers will act as a guidepost to help students and educators build connections to food, each other, and their communities.

Excite & Inspire Students During Snack Time! 

This program has been thoughtfully designed with both students and educators in mind. Teachers will have an accessible framework to introduce new produce to their students, and students are provided with a developmentally appropriate structure that facilitates self and social awareness. SnackTime Explorers transforms classroom snack time into an exciting journey and exploration of new foods. Are you ready to become a SnackTime Explorer? Grab your binoculars and knapsack and try out our SnackTime Explorers Sample Lesson in your classroom or home today! 

The SnackTime Explorers pilot program launched in over 30 Chicago Public School classrooms on January 11, 2023. K-3rd grade CPS students have filled up their “Produce Passports” with everything from rutabagas to blood oranges, and have grown in their understanding not just of produce, but also their own decision-making skills. 

Interested in bringing SnackTime Explorers to your K-3 classroom? Click here to sign up & learn more! 

Learn more about FRESHEALTH produce here!

Field Notes

Find the Latest SnackTime Explorers & FRESHEALTH partnership news here! 

Pilot Light, FRESHEALTH, & the USDA join Puprika the Puppy Chef on a SnackTime Explorer Adventure! 

Pilot Light & FRESHEALTH Advocate for Food Education in DC! 

SnackTime Explorers Launches in CPS This Week! 



Our SnackTime Explorers pilot program launch in CPS made big headlines & even hit the airwaves! LISTEN to our feature on WBEZ’s RESET here and read about the launch in Farm Week NowPerishable NewsThe PackerAndNowUKnowBlue Book Services, and

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