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13 June 2019

Great News - Government extends Fruit in Schools Initiative

The Ministry of Health has confirmed the extension of Fruit (& Vegetables) in Schools, now providing over 120,000 servings of fresh fruit and vegetables to 549 schools every school day.

This successful initiative has now been providing healthy food to low decile schools for over a decade and research shows it is highly valued by principals, teachers, students and whānau. The extension of Fruit in Schools continues to address equity by providing the children with nutrient rich food enabling better learning in the classroom.