The School Fruit and Vegetable Scheme (SFVS) helps your child achieve 5 A DAY.
Fruit and vegetables are a good source of the nutrients that children need and form part of a healthy, balanced diet.
It's recommended that children – like adults – eat at least five portions of fruit and vegetables every day. But research shows that on average children in England eat only about three portions, with many eating fewer.
If your child is aged four to six and attends a fully state-funded infant, primary or special school in England, they are entitled to receive a free piece of fruit or vegetable each school day.
The fruit and vegetables are delivered to schools three times a week to ensure freshness. There is a choice of:
- easy-peel citrus fruits, such as satsumas
Here, at Ovingham CE First School, 'snack time' is enjoyed in individual classes after mid-morning break .