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School Fruit and Vegetable Scheme Introduction

About the Scheme

The Department of Health funds the School Fruit and Vegetable Scheme as part of the '5 a day' programme to increase fruit and vegetable consumption. Under the scheme, all four to six year old children in Local Education Authority maintained infant, primary and special schools in England are entitled to a free piece of fruit or vegetable portion each school day. Around 440 million pieces of fruit or portions of vegetables are given to over 2 million children in some 16,000 schools across England each year. The scheme supplies apples, pears, bananas, soft citrus (such as clementines and satsumas) carrots, tomatoes, raisins, prepared pineapple, sugarsnap peas and strawberries.

The Department of Health commission their own schedule of testing. Those results are reviewed by the PRiF before being published here. (Suppliers to the scheme are also required to get their produce tested for pesticide residues regularly and to send these results to the Department of Health.)

Results by School Year

2014 - 2015

Autumn 2014 (pdf, 68 pages) - published 25 June 2015

2013 - 2014

Summer 2014 (pdf, 73 pages) - published 9 June 2015

Spring 2014 (pdf, 61 pages) - published 8 December 2014

Autumn 2013 (pdf, 70 pages) - published 12 June 2014

2012 - 2013

Summer 2013 (pdf, 78 pages) - published 6 March 2014

Spring 2013 (pdf, 61 pages) - published 12 December 2013

Autumn 2012 (pdf, 63 pages) - published 9 October 2013

2011 - 2012

Summer 2012 (pdf, 74 pages) - published 9 October 2013

Spring 2012 (pdf, 65 pages) - published 9 October 2013

Autumn 2011 (pdf, 68 pages) - published 9 October 2013

2010 - 2011

Summer 2011 (pdf, 86 pages) - published 22 March 2012

Spring 2011 (pdf, 62 pages) - published 22 March 2012

Autumn 2010 (pdf, 62 pages) - published 22 March 2012

2009 - 2010

Summer 2010 (pdf, 81 pages) - published 31 January 2011

Spring 2010 (pdf, 72 pages) - published 31 January 2011

Autumn 2009 (pdf, 81 pages) - published 24 June 2010

2008 - 2009

Summer 2009 (pdf, 64 pages) - published 15 December 2009

Spring 2009 (pdf, 55 pages) - published 24 September 2009

Autumn 2008 (pdf, 51 pages) - published 25 June 2009

2007- 2008

Summer 2008 (pdf, 60 pages) - published 17 March 2008

Spring 2008 (pdf, 44 pages) - published 25 September 2008

Autumn 2007 (pdf, 48 pages) - published 17 April 2008

2006-2007

Summer 2007 (pdf, 57 pages) - published 13 December 2007

Spring 2007 (pdf, 40 pages) - published 27 September 2007

Autumn 2006 (pdf, 35 pages) - published 19 April 2007

2005 - 2006

Summer 2006 (pdf, 34 pages) - published 9 November 2006

Spring 2006 (pdf, 33 pages) - published 22 June 2006

Autumn 2005 (pdf, 38 pages) - published 9 March 2006

2004 - 2005

Summer 2005 (pdf, 41 pages) - published 15 December 2005

Spring 2005 (pdf, 29 pages) - published 21 July 2005

Autumn 2004 (pdf, 42 pages) - published 7 July 2005

The scheme began operating across England in the Autumn term of 2004. Expansion across England from the initial pilot area began in 2002.

2003 - 2004

Summer 2004

Spring 2004

Autumn 2003

2002 - 2003

Summer 2003

Spring 2003

Autumn 2002

2001 - 2002

Summer 2002

Spring 2002

Autumn 2001

Summer term 2001

Summer 2001

Further Information

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