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Belgium

  • Tutti Frutti CampaignNederlands
  • Eco-consomation à l'Ecolefrançais
  • Manger Bougerfrançais
  • Portail de l'Agriculture wallonnefrançais
  • Subsidie schoolmelkNederlands
  • SD-bijlage - gesubsidieerde schoolmelkNederlands
  • LOGO regio Leuven gezond schoolmelk INEX pilootprojectNederlands
  • SCHOOLMELKNederlands
  • 1 2 3 aan tafel - wat je als kleuter eet, heb je voor je leven beetpdf [4 MB] Nederlands
  • Het land van Calcimus : Tips voor schoolactiviteitenNederlands

Czech Republic

  • Státní zemêdêlský intervenĉní fondčeština
  • Ministerstvo zemědělství České republikyčeština
  • Ministerstvo školství, mládeže a tělovýchovy České republikyčeština
  • Ministerstvo financíčeština
  • Informační centrum bezpečnosti potravin - Školní mlékočeština
  • Společnost pro výživučeština
  • Agris - agrární www portálčeština
  • Accom - Accomčeština
  • Tatra - Pro školyčeština
  • Ekomilk s.r.o. - Harmonie s přírodoučeština
  • MILKO - POLABSKÉ MLÉKÁRNY a.s.čeština
  • Mlekarna Kunin a.s.čeština
  • Laktea o.p.s.čeština
  • Základní škola Hlinskočeština
  • Základní škola a Mateřská škola, Korytná, okres Uherské Hradiště, příspěvková organizacečeština
  • Základní škola a Mateřská škola Lomnice nad Lužnicíčeština
  • ZŠ Tuchořice - Školní mlékočeština
  • Školní mléko - Základní škola Soběchleby - Oficiální stránky školyčeština

Denmark

  • Frugtkvarterdansk
  • 6 a day dansk
  • Danmarks Pædagogiske Universitetsskoledansk
  • Mælk og mejeriprodukter - Skolemælk - Ministeriet for Fødevarer, Landbrug og Fiskeridansk
  • Forside - Skolemælkdansk

Germany

  • TigerKidsDeutsch
  • 5 a dayDeutsch
  • Bundesministerium für Ernährung, Landwirtschaft und Verbraucherschutz (BMELV)Deutsch
  • Bayern (Landesvereinigung der Bayrischen Milchwirtschaft e. V.)Deutsch
  • Brandenburg und BerlinDeutsch
  • Bremen (Landesvereinigung der Milchwirtschaft Niedersachsen e.Deutsch
  • Hamburg (Norddeutscher Genossenschaftsverband e. V.)Deutsch
  • Hessen (Regierungspräsidium Giessen)Deutsch
  • Hessen (Landesvereinigung für Milch und Milcherzeugnisse Hessen e. V.)Deutsch
  • Niedersachsen (Landesvereinigung der Milchwirtschaft Niedersachsen e. V.)Deutsch
  • Nordrhein-Westfalen (Landesamt für Natur, Umwelt und Verbraucherschutz NRW)Deutsch
  • Nordrhein-Westfalen (Landesvereinigung der Milchwirtschaft Nordrhein-Westfalen e. V.)Deutsch
  • Rheinland-Pfalz (Milchwirtschaftliche Arbeitsgemeinschaft Rheinland-Pfalz e. V.)Deutsch
  • Sachsen (Sächsische Landesanstalt für Landwirtschaft)Deutsch
  • Schleswig-Holstein (Norddeutscher Genossenschaftsverband e. V.)Deutsch
  • Thüringen (Landesvereinigung Thüringer Milch e. V.)Deutsch
  • Mehr Informationenpdf [13 KB] Deutsch

Estonia

  • PRIA - Põllumajanduse Registrite ja Informatsiooni Ameteesti

Ireland

Greece

  • Αγροτικής Ανάπτυξης & Τροφίμωνελληνικά

Spain

  • 5 a dayespañol
  • Fondo Español de Garantía Agraria - Ayuda A La Leche Escolarespañol

France

Italy

  • Countryside at Schoolitaliano
  • Progetto ARCA (Alimentazione nella Regione CAmpania)italiano
  • Sani Stili di Vitaitaliano
  • Ministero delle politiche agricole alimentari e forestaliitaliano
  • Agenzia per le Erogazioni in Agricolturaitaliano
  • ASSOLATTEitaliano

Cyprus

  • Κυπριακός Οργανισμός Αγροτικών Πληρωμών - Αρχική Σελίδαελληνικά

Latvia

  • LADlatviešu

Lithuania

  • Lietuvos žemės ūkio ir maisto produktų rinkos reguliavimo agentūralietuvių

Luxembourg

  • Gesond iessen, méi bewegenfrançais
  • Service d'économie rurale du Grand-Duché de LuxembourgDeutsch

Hungary

  • 3X3magyar
  • Mezõgazdasági és Vidékfejlesztési Hivatalmagyar
  • Földművelésügyi és Vidékfejlesztési Minisztérium - Kezdőoldalmagyar

Malta

The Netherlands

  • School Fruit ProgrammeNederlands
  • Productschap ZuivelNederlands
  • Campina SchoolmelkNederlands
  • Nederlandse Zuivel OrganisatieNederlands

Austria

  • Obst mal 5Deutsch
  • Das Informationsportal - der Agrarmarkt AustriaDeutsch
  • Rund um SchulmilchDeutsch
  • IG der österreichischen SchulmilchbauernDeutsch

Poland

  • Agencja Rynku Rolnegopolski
  • Mleko w Szkole - szkolne picie mlekapolski
  • Program mleko z klasą - mleko w szkolepolski

Portugal

  • Leite Escolasportuguês
  • Leite Escolar | Características e Benefíciosportuguês

Romania

  • Lapte, calitatea laptelui, cota laptelui, sector lapteromână

Slovenia

  • Povračilo za dobavo mleka in določenih mlečnih izdelkov šolskim ustanovamslovenščina

Slovakia

  • Pôdohospodárska platobná agentúra - Školské mliekoslovenčina

Finland

  • Kasviksetsuomi
  • EU:n koulumaitotuki (Maaseutuvirasto)suomi
  • Maito ja terveys (Maito ja Terveys ry)suomi
  • Suomalaisen ruokakulttuurin edistämisohjelmasuomi
  • Ravinto ja liikunta tasapainoon (Valtion ravitsemusneuvottelukunta)suomi
  • Suomalaisen ruokakulttuurin asialla (Finfood - Suomen Ruokatieto ry)suomi
  • Tietoa terveydestä (Kansanterveyslaitos)suomi
  • Elintarvikkeet ja elintarvikevalvonta (Elintarviketurvallisuusvirasto)suomi

Sweden

  • Fukt & grönt varje gång du ätersvenska
  • Jordbruksverket - stöd och bidrag till produktion och konsumtion - Jordbruksverketsvenska
  • Mjölkfrämjandetsvenska
  • SkolmatensVännersvenska
  • Hushållningssällskapens portalsvenska

United Kingdom

Norway

  • School Fruit Programmenorsk
  • Frukt.nonorsk

USA

Other initiatives in Europe

Parents' corner

The Tasty Bunch leaflet pdf - 3 MB [3 MB] български (bg) čeština (cs) dansk (da) Deutsch (de) eesti keel (et) ελληνικά (el) español (es) français (fr) italiano (it) latviešu valoda (lv) lietuvių kalba (lt) magyar (hu) Nederlands (nl) polski (pl) português (pt) română (ro) slovenčina (sk) slovenščina (sl) suomi (fi) svenska (sv)

1. How can I encourage my child to eat more fruits and vegetables?

2. Why is calcium so important?

3. How can I motivate my child to stay interested in regular physical activities?

4. How can I encourage my child to have breakfast in the morning?

5. How can I prevent my child from eating the same meal everyday?

6. Caution

1. How can I encourage my child to eat more fruits and vegetables?

Children are often reluctant to spontaneously eat fruit and vegetables and often prefer the taste of other foods, including salty or sweet snacks. Most of the time they eat what is available at home.

Therefore take care about what you serve at meals and the kinds of snacks you have in your cupboards!

Here are some tips to make them appreciate healthy foods:

Be sure to serve vegetables and fruit at every meal and even between the meals so that eating them becomes a daily routine;

Make it easy for your child to have the choice between various healthier snacks, by keeping fruits and vegetables at hand and ready to eat;

Make eating fruit easier, for example, by preparing a fruit salad;

Finally, the best way to encourage your child to eat fruit and vegetables is to eat them yourself! Children are more likely to follow the example of adults they see every day. By eating healthier food you will give your child the right message.

2. Why is calcium so important?

Calcium is a key building nutrient for strong and healthy bones. It is therefore essential that calcium is included in your child's diet, particularly from childhood to adolescence. This ensures that your kids get a good start to their adult lives with the strongest bones possible.

It is so important since we know that bone calcium begins to decrease as early as young adulthood, bringing with it a risk of developing bone diseases such as osteoporosis or fractures due to weakened bones.

Have a look at the current recommendations from the European Scientific Committee on Food on calcium intakes:

1 to 3 years: 400mg of calcium daily

4 to 6 years: 450mg

7 to 10 years: 550mg

11 to 17 years: 1,000mg

To give you an example, one pot of plain milk yoghurt (200ml) contains about 275mg of calcium.

Good sources of calcium can be found in milk and other dairy products, such as yoghurt or cheese where you should choose lower-fat options, but also in other food such as green leafy vegetables such as broccoli and cabbage. And don't forget to encourage your child to take part in regular physical activities, which are vital to bone health too!

3. How can I motivate my child to stay interested in regular physical activities?

As children grow older, they may lose interest in playing or exercising as they once did.

However, regular exercise helps them to remain fit and brings many benefits, such as strong bones and muscles, cardiovascular health and weight control. A good physical condition helps them also to develop self-esteem and alertness.

Keep in mind that you can just walk instead of taking your car for small distances or use the stairs more instead of jumping into the elevator. And if your kid is happy to go for more sports and play with his or her friends' team, then support your child wisely.

Here are some tips to motivate your child to remain active:

Firstly, try to choose an activity that fits into your child's age group as otherwise she/he will quickly become bored or frustrated;

Secondly, make it easy for your kid to take part in a physical activity by providing him/her with the right equipment or taking him/her to the various sporting facilities or clubs;

Finally, your child should have fun while playing! She/he has to enjoy an activity otherwise she/he will consider it as a burden and there is little hope that she/he will want to continue!

Take the time to notice and compliment him/her on his/her improvements: this will encourage him/her to continue playing.

4. How can I encourage my child to have breakfast in the morning?

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day and is essential for a healthy start. Our bodies, and particularly children's, need to be refuelled in the morning. Skipping breakfast can make them feel tired and restless, as well as get hungry before lunchtime. A balanced breakfast will help them avoid grabbing snacks before the next main meal.

If your child is not hungry in the morning, make a packed breakfast so that she/he can eat it later in the morning: fresh fruits, individual boxes of cereals and yoghurts are easy to carry.

Stock your kitchen with different healthy breakfast options.

Try to make breakfast an appealing meal by varying the options and being aware that they include good sources of nutrients (such as carbohydrates, protein and fibre): whole grain cereals, fresh fruits, yoghurt, whole grain bread, eggs, cheese, fruit juice, milk, etc.

5. How can I prevent my child from eating the same meal everyday?

At each meal encourage children to try at least a few bites of different nutritious foods, explaining to them the benefits for their bodies. Be patient! Children are often slow to accept tastes and textures they don't know.

Try also to involve your child in choosing some new recipes with ingredients which she/he likes and suggest that she/he comes to the shops with you and that you cook the meal together.

6. Caution

These recommendations are intended for people generally in good health and who can consume all foods without any problem.

Facts & figures

Other useful links

  • Farmland
  • Health-EU plateform
  • Drink it up - Milk power

Belgium

  • Portail de l'Agriculture wallonnefrançais
  • Subsidie schoolmelkNederlands
  • SD-bijlage - gesubsidieerde schoolmelkNederlands

Bulgaria

  •  Държавен фонд "Земеделие": УЧИЛИЩНО МЛЯКО български

Czech Republic

  • Státní zemêdêlský intervenĉní fondčeština
  • Ministerstvo zemědělství České republikyčeština
  • Ministerstvo školství, mládeže a tělovýchovy České republikyčeština
  • Ministerstvo financíčeština
  • Informační centrum bezpečnosti potravin - Školní mlékočeština
  • Společnost pro výživučeština
  • Agris - agrární www portálčeština

Denmark

  • Mælk og mejeriprodukter - Skolemælk - Ministeriet for Fødevarer, Landbrug og Fiskeri dansk

Germany

  • Bundesministerium für Ernährung, Landwirtschaft und Verbraucherschutz (BMELV)Deutsch
  • Bayern (Landesvereinigung der Bayrischen Milchwirtschaft e. V.)Deutsch
  • Brandenburg und BerlinDeutsch
  • Bremen (Landesvereinigung der Milchwirtschaft Niedersachsen e. V.) Deutsch
  • Hamburg (Norddeutscher Genossenschaftsverband e. V.)Deutsch
  • Hessen (Regierungspräsidium Giessen)Deutsch
  • Hessen (Landesvereinigung für Milch und Milcherzeugnisse Hessen e. V.)Deutsch
  • Niedersachsen (Landesvereinigung der Milchwirtschaft Niedersachsen e. V.)Deutsch
  • Nordrhein-Westfalen (Landesamt für Natur, Umwelt und Verbraucherschutz NRW)Deutsch
  • Nordrhein-Westfalen (Landesvereinigung der Milchwirtschaft Nordrhein-Westfalen e. V.)Deutsch
  • Rheinland-Pfalz (Milchwirtschaftliche Arbeitsgemeinschaft Rheinland-Pfalz e. V.)Deutsch
  • Sachsen (Sächsische Landesanstalt für Landwirtschaft)Deutsch
  • Schleswig-Holstein (Norddeutscher Genossenschaftsverband e. V.)Deutsch
  • Thüringen (Landesvereinigung Thüringer Milch e. V.)Deutsch
  • Informationen zu den Themen Schulmilch und Schulernährung pdf [13 KB] Deutsch

Estonia

  • PRIA - Põllumajanduse Registrite ja Informatsiooni Ameteesti

Greece

  • Αγροτικής Ανάπτυξης & Τροφίμωνελληνικά

Spain

  • Fondo Español de Garantía Agraria - Ayuda A La Leche Escolar español

France

  • Semaine du Goût: français  

Ireland

  • Department of Agriculture & Food - EU School Milk SchemeEnglish  

Italy

  • Ministero delle politiche agricole alimentari e forestaliitaliano
  • Agenzia per le Erogazioni in Agricolturaitaliano  

Cyprus

  • Κυπριακός Οργανισμός Αγροτικών Πληρωμών - Αρχική Σελίδαελληνικά

Latvia

  • LADlatviešu

Lithuania

  • Lietuvos žemės ūkio ir maisto produktų rinkos reguliavimo agentūralietuvių

Luxemburg

  • Service d'économie rurale du Grand-Duché de LuxembourgDeutsch

Hungary

  • Mezõgazdasági és Vidékfejlesztési Hivatalmagyar
  • Földművelésügyi és Vidékfejlesztési Minisztérium - Kezdőoldalmagyar

Malta

  • Agricultural Services and Rural Development - EU AidEnglish  

Niederlande

  • Productschap ZuivelNederlands
  • Nederlandse Zuivel OrganisatieNederlands

Österreich

  • Das Informationsportal - der Agrarmarkt AustriaDeutsch
  • IG der österreichischen SchulmilchbauernDeutsch

Polen

  • Agencja Rynku Rolnegoenglish  

Portugal

  • Leite Escolasportuguês  

Rumänien

  • Agentia De Plati Si Interventie Pentru Agricultura română

Slowakei

  • Pôdohospodárska platobná agentúra - Školské mliekoslovenčina

Slowenien

  • Povračilo za dobavo mleka in določenih mlečnih izdelkov šolskim ustanovamslovenščina  

Finnland

  • EU:n koulumaitotuki (Maaseutuvirasto)suomi
  • Ravinto ja liikunta tasapainoon (Valtion ravitsemusneuvottelukunta)suomi
  •  Elintarvikkeet ja elintarvikevalvonta (Elintarviketurvallisuusvirasto)suomi

Schweden

  • Mjölkfrämjandetsvenska
  • Mat och näring - Livsmedelsverket svenska

Vereinigtes Königreich

  • Food DudesEnglish
  • The Rural Payments Agency (England, Scotland and Wales)English
  • Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (Northern Ireland)English

 

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