Presentation to the European Parliament on the 'Implementation of the EU school scheme for fruit, vegetables and milk products'
On the 29th September, Panteia presented the main findings of a study on the ‘Implementation of the EU school scheme for fruit, vegetables and milk products’ to the European Parliament Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development.
Since 2017, the EU has been funding the distribution of fruit, vegetables, milk and milk products, and also educational and information measures to schools. The main policy objective is to ensure that children's nutritional needs are met and healthy eating habits and lifestyles are established. The European Parliament is currently scrutinising the implementation of the school scheme.
The report, which was made on behalf of the European Parliamentary Research Service, shows that despite a significant level of flexibility in terms of national-level implementation, schools and suppliers still face challenges related to administrative burden. The study has been used to draft an implementing report on the school's scheme for fruit, vegetables, milk and dairy products, which was scrutinised during the session.
The presentation of the study can be found here (from 10:24 onwards).
The full study can be found here.