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School Fruit and Vegetable Scheme: Information for parents

  • Document type:
    Publication
  • Author:
    Department of Health
  • Published date:
    16 June 2004
  • Primary audience:
    Parents
  • Gateway reference:
    2004
  • Pages:
    2
  • Copyright holder:
    Crown

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 will be entitled to a free piece of fruit or vegetable each school day. It was introduced after the NHS Plan 2000 included a commitment to implement a national school fruit scheme by 2004.

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