Fruit & Vegetables in Schools Information
Fruit & Vegetables in Schools (FIS) is a government-funded initiative that provides daily fresh fruit and vegetables for Year 1-8 tamariki in schools and kura in high deprivation areas. The initiative was piloted in 25 schools in 2004 and grown to reach:
- 21 regions across New Zealand
- 566 schools (around 25% of NZ primary schools/kura)
- Over 125,000 tamariki and staff
- 27,000,000 servings of fresh fruit and vegetables every year
The 5+ A Day Charitable Trust supports FIS by providing curriculum-linked resources that support learning with a selection of engaging eBooks and accompanying interactive activities in the areas of germination, composting, physical activity and eating seasonally.
Download the 2023 FIS Fact Sheet here.
For more information visit our education website.