Teacher and Principal Quotes from 2024

Clendon Park School, Counties Manukau 

Having daily fruit and vegetables for our students has made such a difference to their health and wellbeing. We seem to have fewer skin infections. We love the variety you send. Some of the fruit and vegetables are new for our students but they are really enjoying items that they don't get at home, also thank you to your team for their awesome communication with us - we really appreciate this. Very reliable deliveries which are also very much appreciated. A big shout out to you all.


Fairfield Primary School, Waikato

Fruit in Schools is an incredible programme which supports the health and wellbeing of our tamariki.


Holy Cross School Papatoetoe – Counties Manukau

The Fruit in Schools is an excellent initiative and I believe all our children and their whānau benefit from this. Families appreciate knowing their child is receiving some kind of fresh fruit every day. Often there is some fruit left over so those who need it can have extra fruit at other times during the day. We also are able to give additional fruit to families who require it at the end of the week and this helps them over the weekend. No fruit is ever wasted at our school.


Lake Rotoma School, Rotorua 

Fruit in Schools is a vital part of the health of our kura. For many of our students, school is the only reliable place they get kai. With the cost of living, families exclude fresh fruit and vegetables to be able to afford their essentials. Therefore, we are so grateful for this initiative. Absolutely nothing goes to waste, if anything we don't have leftovers.

Motatau Bilingual School, Northland 

Thanks for the ongoing support of providing fresh fruit for our tamariki. We appreciate the variety such as grapes, cherry tomatoes, mini capsicums etc. Kia kaha, kia maia, kia manawanui!


Owairaka District School, Auckland

Owairaka are fully committed to Fruit in Schools as we see the difference it makes for our tamariki. As we are a Health Promoting School and Garden to Table school, we promote healthy eating and helping children understand the importance of nutritional food. We have minimal waste and have an amazing composting system for any fruit that has perished. Children understand where food comes from and are taught about nutrition.


St Patrick's School (Invercargill), Southland 

Amazing, we absolutely love FIS, the rock melon was a huge hit and they were so juicy. We really appreciate all our lovely fruit, we all eat our fruit and lunches together now so it's fantastic.


Te Kura Kaupapa Māori Waitaha, Canterbury

We are forever grateful for the support our kura gets as part of the Fruit & Vegetables in Schools initiative. We know the kai in schools’ initiatives are making a difference for our students/whānau.


Waikowhai School – Auckland

We really love being part of this programme and many children who didn't like or hadn't tried certain kinds of fruit absolutely love them now! All classes across the school stop at 10:00am every morning for a fruit/brain break and the children always look forward to it. Thank you very much.