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. 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 in 2004 and grown to reach:
- 21 regions across New Zealand
- 566 schools (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