Pick of the Crop

Increasing opportunities for Queensland primary school students to learn about and eat more vegetables and fruit.

Pick of the Crop

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Pick of the Crop

Pick of the Crop is a whole-school healthy eating program to increase opportunities for Queensland children to learn about and consume vegetables and fruit. Three pilot locations will run until mid-2021 in Queensland.

Pick of the Crop is supporting Queensland primary schools to boost school children’s consumption of vegetables and fruit through locally agreed school actions.

Pick of the Crop

Getting kids to eat more vegetables and fruit

Only 4% of Queensland children aged 8 – 11 years are eating the recommended amount of five vegetables every day. This needs to improve.

Around 72% of children eat the recommended two serves of fruit every day. Healthy habits adopted early in life assist transition of these habits into adulthood.

Last updated 12 March 2021