The American Frozen Food Institute, California Dried Fruit Coalition, Canned Food Alliance and National Council of Farmer Cooperatives weigh in on how the pilot program for “”all forms”” in the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program should be judged. They say: When evaluating the impacts of the pilot project on the school environment, data should be collected that will enable FNS to assess whether the pilot achieves the following goals:
- Stakeholders report a positive experience regarding the availability, service and consumption of “all forms” of fruits and vegetables in the pilot;
- Participation in the pilot allows schools to serve more fruits and vegetables throughout the school year;
- Participation in the pilot allows more schools to participate in the program; and
- Serving “all forms” lowers cost of participating in the program.
Hey gang, how about asking the kids if they like frozen blueberries or strawberries compared with fresh versions of same fruit? Do they dig dried apples or fresh slces? Canned apricots or the kind with a pit? Let’s make sure we get the answers to those questions as well.
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