10 Apr 2017
EU SCHOOL MILK, FRUIT AND VEGETABLES SCHEME – 10 APRILBrussels Daily
EU school children to benefit from fruit, vegetables and milk
Children across the EU will continue to benefit from fruit, vegetables and milk at school thanks to the allocation of €250 million in EU funding for the 2017–2018 school year.
For the first time in 2017, the two so-called school schemes will be merged into one single scheme for simpler management. The aim of the scheme remains the same, however – to increase the share of healthy food in the diet of young people.
Of the €250 million EU funding agreed for 2017–2018 school year, roughly €150 million will be allocated for fruit and vegetables and €100 million for milk. They will be used not only to provide fruit, vegetables and milk to schoolchildren but also to support learning about agriculture and healthy diets as well as information, monitoring and evaluation. EU school children to benefit from fruit