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School Fruit and Vegetable Scheme

The School Fruit and Vegetable Scheme is part of the 5 A DAY programme to increase fruit and vegetable consumption.

Under the Scheme, all four to six year old children in LEA-maintained infant, primary and special schools are entitled to a free piece of fruit or vegetable each school day. The scheme is supported by a resources pack which includes including teaching materials, a video, a book, posters and a CD, to help schools integrate the scheme into the whole school approach to healthy eating and link to the 5 A DAY programme.

The scheme was introduced after the NHS Plan 2000 included a commitment to implement a national school fruit scheme by 2004.



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