FRUIT IN THE SCHOOLS OF PUGLIA
2014: Second edition of "Fruit in the Schools". This year it's made inPuglia, at the primary level schools. The aim is to promote healthy eating habits and to teach through educational games a balanced diet of fruit and vegetables. The program is sponsored by the European Union and managed by the Ministry of Agriculture. For the occasion,fruit and vegetables will be distributed in the schools and will be organized theme days, school gardens, educational visits to farms and botanical gardens. This initiative in the schools and the recent inclusion of the Mediterranean Diet in the UNESCO list makes Puglia the most important region in Italy because its food products basket is large, rich and varied. Products like the extra virgin olive oil, the mainstay of the Mediterranean Diet, now heritage of Humanity in the world.