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School Fruit/Vegetable Scheme (SFVS)

All children in Reception and KS1 are entitled to receive a free piece of fruit or vegetable each school day as part of the Government's School Fruit and Vegetable Scheme (SFVS). This is eaten at morning break time.

This provides one of their 5 A DAY portions, and the scheme also helps to increase awareness of the importance of eating fruit and vegetables, encouraging healthy eating habits that can be carried into later life.

Teachers find that distributing the fruit in class groups helps to encourage a sharing, calm, social time. It also encourages the children to try different fruit and vegetables.

The fruit and vegetables are delivered to schools three times a week to ensure freshness. Depending on the season, there is a choice of:

  • bananas
  • apples
  • pears
  • carrots
  • tomatoes
  • easy-peel citrus fruits, such as satsumas
  • strawberries

Please click on the link below for more information.

School Fruit and Vegetable Scheme - additional information for parents.