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  • 10 Mar 2021

    Produce Industry Launches UN Initiative in New Zealand to Address Hunger and Increase Wellbeing

    Aotearoa’s $6 billion fresh produce industry today rolls out a localised UN initiative, as it celebrates the launch of the International Year of Fruits and Vegetables (IYFV).

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  • 07 Dec 2020

    Free Fruit & Vegetables In Schools More Crucial Than Ever Before

    A record 26 million servings of fresh fruit and vegetables will be given to low decile school children next year, with calls to expand the initiative in light of last week’s alarming Poverty Monitor 2020 report.

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  • 20 Aug 2020

    NZ’s Fruit & Vegetables in Schools Initiative for Vulnerable Children Acknowledged Globally

    New Zealand’s most successful and effective school-based nutrition initiative Fruit & Vegetables in Schools (FIS) has been selected for inclusion in a report for the United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) and the World Health Organization (WHO).

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  • 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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