Current activity results of the programmes “School milk” and “School fruit”

INFOGRAPHYCS – “SCHOOL MILK”         INFOGRAPHYCS – “SCHOOL FRUIT”

European Commission programmes “School Milk” and “School Fruit” implemented by the Ministry of Agriculture have gained great popularity among students over the years. Programme “School Milk” is implemented since year 2004/2005, but programme “School Fruit” – since year 2010/2011.

In the programme “School Milk” kindergarten and general education institutions 1-9 class students can get a glass of milk free of charge every day, but 10-12 class students can get milk for a reduced price. In addition, kindergarten and general education institutions students can also receive several other dairy products at a reduced price, f.e., kefir and yogurt.

In turn, in the programme “School Fruit” general education institutions 1-9 class students in winter three times a week can receive free of charge 100 g of fresh fruits (apples, peach, cranberries) or vegetables (carrots, swede, kohlrabi, cabbage, pumpkins), or assorted portion.

If in the year 2004/2005, there were 13 educational institutions involved in the programme “School Milk”, then in the year 2015/2016 there were already 1084 educational institutions or 233 814 students (83% of the total target population). From year 2004 to 2016, more than 24 thousand tons of dairy products worth € 14.3 million will be used in the programme “School Milk” (national and EU funding).

If in the year 2010/2011, there were 537 educational institutions involved in the programme “School Fruit”, then in the year 2015/2016 there were already 781 educational institutions or 164 608 students (94% of the total target population). From year 2010 to 2016, 3843 thousand tons fruits and vegetables worth € 6.3 million are used in the programme “School Fruit” (national and EU funding). The Ministry of Agriculture informs that starting from November 1 the product release in the programme “School Fruit” will begin and it will last until February 17, 2017. In turn, the product release in the programme “School Milk” keep going throughout the school year.