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Fruit In Schools

  • 15 Apr 2020

    5000 5+ A Day Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Boxes Diverted to Families During Covid-19

    Fresh produce deemed for the Fruit and Vegetables in Schools (FIS) initiative is now being diverted to families in need during Covid-19 lockdown.

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  • 25 Feb 2020

    Child Poverty Stats Reaffirm Importance Of Free Fruit & Vegetables In Schools

    https://5adayeducation.org.nz/learningNew Zealand’s most successful and effective school-based nutrition initiative is applauding progress to reduce child poverty and says providing fresh fruit and vegetables is crucial to ensure ongoing success.

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  • 07 Aug 2019

    Free Fruit & Vegetables In Schools Receives Top Marks From NZ Parents

    Kiwi parents and school principals overwhelmingly back the Fruit & Vegetables in Schools (FIS) initiative and new research shows there’s a strong desire for the Government-funded scheme to be expanded.

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  • 14 Jun 2019

    Government extends Fruit & Vegetables in Schools Initiative

    The Ministry of Health has confirmed the extension of the United Fresh-managed Fruit & Vegetables in Schools initiative now providing over 120,000 servings of fresh fruit and vegetables each school day nationwide.

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  • 27 Aug 2018

    Sweet Success: Fruit & Vegetables in Schools Providing Positive Impact

    New research into the impact of Fruit & Vegetables in Schools (FIS) has found it is the widest-reaching health initiative for low decile schools in New Zealand, vastly improving health and education outcomes for students.

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  • 13 Feb 2017

    Fruit in Schools reaches record numbers for 2017

    More than 104,000 students are benefitting from the successful Fruit in Schools initiative as a new term kicks off in 2017. 

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  • 21 Dec 2015

    $1.2m extra to expand Fruit & Vegetables in Schools

    Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says the Fruit in Schools programme will be expanded to include an extra 77 schools, benefiting an additional 13,000 students.

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