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Fruit in schools

Fruit in schools

The Fruit in Schools programme started in 2006. It was a response to the 2002 Child Nutrition Survey, which found that only 40% of children ate the recommended servings of fruit a day (two pieces). Schools in areas which were identified as having high health needs received free fruit – one piece per child – each school day. These children were fruit monitors at Tamaki Primary School in Auckland in 2009.

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East and Bays Courier
Reference: 18 December 2009
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Kerryn Pollock, 'Public health - Social and ethnic inequalities', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 19 June 2019)

Story by Kerryn Pollock, published 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 28 Nov 2018