Hungary has mandatory regulations of school food in place. School Food Policy (SFP) is embedded in other policy as for health or education. A number of activities related to nutrition are being carried out under the auspices of the National Public Health Programme.
The voluntary school fruit and vegetables scheme provides school children with fruit and vegetables, aiming thus to promote fruit and vegetable consumption and to encourage good eating habits in young people. Besides providing fruit and vegetables the scheme includes educational and awareness-raising initiatives.
95% of the target group benefits from the Scheme by receiving 3-4 portions of fruit and vegetables per week in school and participating in accompanying educational measures. The main characteristics of the Scheme are the following:
- Target group: 6-12 year old school children
- Scope of the products: fresh fruits and vegetables and fruit juices
- Duration: 27 week
- Accompanying educational measures: tasting classes, educational material, farm visits, contests and rewards promoting healthy eating habits.
This Solution provides example of the types of policy actions that can be taken for replication.
For more information:
Contact information of solution-provider:
Ministry of Agriculture of Hungary
Department for EU and FAO Affairs
Department Agricultural Markets
Tel: +36 1 7953 808