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22 Madeiran Schools Participate in Fruit Heroes Project

The national project ‘Frutas Heróis (Fruit Heroes),’ developed by the Portuguese Association Against Childhood Obesity aims to increase the number of fruits and vegetables consumed by children, started today in 1,430 educational establishments and 3,649 classes across the country.

According to information from the educational institution, 22 Madeiran schools are participating in the project.

Lisbon has the highest number of registered schools (287), followed by Porto (217), Setúbal (132), Braga (108), Faro (93), Leiria (80), Santarém (74), Aveiro (7 Coimbra (62), Viseu (47), Viana do Castelo (42), Beja (36) and Évora (36), Azores (28), Castelo Branco (24), Portalegre (22) and Madeira (22), Vila Real (20), Guarda (15) and Bragança (13).

Fruit Heroes was officially launched in 2011, and aims to promote the daily consumption of fruits and vegetables in schools.

Samantha Gannon

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