Pear-fection Award

Pear-fection Recognizes Excellence

The Pear-fection Award recognizes schools that take extra steps to ensure the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program has a lasting impact for students. These schools meet the award’s criteria for frequency, quantity, and variety in the serving of fruits and vegetables purchased with the program’s grant funds. They also expend most of the funds awarded and include Texas grown products and nutrition education in their programs. Pear-fection award recipients have demonstrated a commitment to promoting fruit and vegetable consumption and healthy lifestyles.


2023 Pear-Fection Awardees   

Pear-fection Award Digital Certificate Digital Certificate - Print and display your Pear-fection Award certificate around your cafeteria and school to show your commitment to the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program.
Web Badge - Download this web badge to promote your Pear-fection achievement on your website, social media, or other materials.
Pear-fection Award Web Banner Web Banner - Customize your website or connect visitors to another site specific to your participation in the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program.
Pear-fection Award Bookmark Bookmark - Print and pass out these bookmarks to students as an easy reminder to keep eating their healthy fruits and vegetables.
Print Specs:
Paper: 100# Gloss Cover
Final size 2"x7"
4/4 full color/bleed with Gloss Aqueous Coating
Trim and Shrink Wrap in 100s

Assistance available in English and Spanish. Please call 877-TEX-MEAL (877-839-6325) for help. Additional translations services available as well.

In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.

Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.

To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at:, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to USDA by:

1. Mail:
U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or
2. Fax: (833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or
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