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Milk and Fruit distribution in schools



Subject Keywords: Healthy eating, Schools, Fruit, Child health, Diet, Nutrition
Set: Obesity
Type: Policy
Region: Europe

The Commission is seeking input from the public on different policy options as part of its reflections on the future of both schemes. In the school year 2010/2011, both schemes together benefited more than 25 million children across the participating Member States distributing around 43 000 tonnes of fruit and vegetables (to 8 million children) and 300.000 tonnes of milk and milk products (to 18 million children). NB 24 Member States participate in the Fruit Scheme [all except FI, Se & UK] and 26 in the Milk Scheme [all except GR]. EU Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural development Dacian Cioloş said: "The feedback from these schemes is positive, both in health terms and terms of educating children on seasonal food production. We are therefore looking at options for scaling up and improving efficiencies of both schemes."



Rights: © EuroHealthNet
Suggested citation:

EuroHealthNet. (2012) Milk and Fruit distribution in schools [Online]. Available from: [Accessed: 27th May 2018].


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