More kids eat veg

THE number of children eating five portions of fruit and vegetables a day has increased by 17pc in two years, the Department of Heath said today.

Monday, 3rd September 2007, 9:23 am

Figures show that since The School Fruit and Vegetable scheme (SFVS) was introduced in March 2004, the amount of children achieving the “5-a-day” target rose from 27pc to 44pc in November last year.

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The scheme entitles all four to six-year-olds in state infant, primary and special schools to a free piece of fruit or vegetable every day.