Promotion of vegetable and fruit consumption of schoolchildren – PRO GREENS

Background

There is a consensus that a high intake of fruit and vegetables promotes health and contributes to prevention of chronic disease. It is also known that the level of consumption of F&V in Europe is highly variable and that the level of consumption is below the recommended level among large proportions of the European population. The current project focuses on fruit and vegetable intake of
children in ten European countries, what affects the consumption and how to increase consumption. From previous studies, we know that some approaches to fruit and vegetable interventions are more likely to succeed than others, for example multicomponent interventions seem to be more effective, activities involving parents and children together and environmental support is effective in nutrition
interventions altogether and that school-based interventions in general have a good chance of success.