Fruit & Vegetables in Schools

Fruit & Vegetables in Schools (FIS) is a government-funded initiative that provides daily fresh fruit and vegetables to children in low-decile schools/kura. United Fresh manages this initiative and the 5+ A Day Charitable Trust supports FIS by providing curriculum-linked resources that support learning.

The initiative was piloted in 25 schools/kura in 2004 and grown to reach:

  • 21 regions across New Zealand
  • 566 schools/kura (around 25% of NZ primary schools)
  • Over 125,000 children and staff
  • Over 27 million servings of fresh fruit and vegetables every year

Criteria for schools to join FIS:

  • Decile 1 or 2
  • Years 1-8 students

Download our FIS Fact Sheet here.


Final External Evaluation Report for Fruit in Schools 2023

Download Final Report