– promotion of fruit and vegetable consumption among schoolchildren in Europe
Recent research has demonstrated the health benefits of eating a diet rich in vegetables and fruit. We know that in Europe, children’s consumption of fruit and vegetables is far below the current recommendations. There is a concern that both the amount and variation of fruit and vegetables may be on the decline. Thus, the main objective of this project is to assess the current intake and to develop effective strategies to promote consumption of fruit and vegetables in school children across Europe. The main target group is 11-year old children.
The PRO GREENS project is a health promotion project funded by the Health and Consumer Protection Directorate General (DG SANCO) of the European Commission. Twelve partners from eleven countries collaborate in this project, which runs from August 2008 through July 2011. The PRO GREENS project is a follow up of the Pro Children project, which was funded by the EU’s 5th framework programme on research and supported by the World Health Organisation.
The PROGREENS Project has been made possible by means of a financial contribution from the Programme of Community Action in the Field of Public Health 2003-2008, of the EUROPEAN COMMISSION.
Project coordination: Karolinska Institutet, Huddinge, Sweden
There will be a workshop specifically on PRO GREENS at the Public Health Nutrition Congress in Porto in September 2010
A poster on PRO GREENS was presented at the ICN 2009 in Bangkok 4-9 October.
Press release (9/17/2009): PRO GREENS project- fruit and vegetables school intervention about to kick off.