Fruit & Veg Month
Fruit & Veg Month 2016 – 29 August to 23 September
Fruit & Veg Month is a health promotion program for NSW primary schools that puts a positive focus on fruit and vegetables. The program is supported by NSW Health.
Evaluation has shown that involvement in Fruit & Veg Month has been shown to:
- Increase students’ knowledge about the benefits of eating fruit and vegetables
- Encourage conversations about healthy lifestyles
- Increase the amount of fruit and veg that students eat, as well as the variety they eat and their willingness to try new fruits and vegetables
“It was fantastic to see the children explore the wide variety of fruit and veg available to them. Peer pressure can be positive …”
“Each student had the opportunity to try things they may never have heard of before. It was a huge success. We are now seeing a much more diverse range of fruit and veg in students’ lunch boxes.”
Register below to receive free resources including:
- Easy to use classroom activities (ES1 – S3) with cross-curricula outcomes
- Student rewards, e.g. fun stickers
As Fruit & Veg Month is a program that provides classroom materials, as well as ideas for whole of school activities, it is best if the nominated coordinator is a member of teaching staff. (Please note: the Fruit & Veg Month coordinator will receive a registration confirmation email – please contact us if you don’t).
Fruit & Veg Month vs Fresh for Kids Canteen Campaign
We know there is a bit of confusion about the two fruit and vegetable campaigns held in NSW schools in early spring each year: Healthy Kids Associations’ Fruit & Veg Month; and Sydney Markets’ Fresh for Kids Canteen Campaign.
Did you know that schools can register for both programs? In fact, they make perfect partners! What is taught in the classroom gets reinforced at the canteen. Register below for Fruit & Veg Month, and go to the Fresh for Kids website for more information on their Canteen Campaign.