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€250 million to support healthy eating habits for schoolchildren

Mar 27, 2019 | News

(27 March 2019) – Millions of children across the EU will receive milk, fruit and vegetables under the EU’s School Scheme in 2019/2020.

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This programme reached over 20 million children across the EU during the school year 2017/2018.

The national budget allocations for the EU school fruit, vegetable and milk schemes for the 2019/2020 school year was adopted today.

€145 million are set aside for fruit and vegetables, and €105 million for milk and other dairy products.

The distribution programme is complemented by educational measures that teach children about agriculture and promotes healthy eating.

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