The School Fruit Scheme (SFS) is a European initiative, aiming to promote the practice of healthy eating. It consists on the free distribution of 1 piece/dose of fruit and/or vegetables, twice a week, to primary school students and carrying out activities in schools in order to develop healthy eating skills and knowledge regarding the origins of agricultural products.
The SFS applies to students attending public primary schools, aged between 6 and 10 years old, according to the National Strategy (EN) of 2014/2017.
The national coordination of SFS is ensured jointly by the Ministries of Agriculture and Sea (MAM), Health (MS), and Education and Science (MEC), represented, respectively by the Planning and Policy Office (GPP), the Directorate-General of Health (DGS), and the Directorate-General of Education (DGE).
The SFS has several informational and educational materials, available in the “e.fruta” website, aimed at students, parents and teachers, namely newsletters, books and other teaching materials, activities for schools and information regarding the included cities.
For more information about the SFS see SFS presentation.