The Fruits and Vegetables Day is an initiative by Pentsos in collaboration with the Ghana Health Service and the GES to build knowledge levels among pupils in the Schools about local Ghanaian Vegetables and Fruits and also to influence their preference over Foreign fruits.
The Project seeks to increase the consumption of Ghanaian Fruits and vegetables and also promote healthy eating them among pupils.
Students brought various Fruits and vegetables from home. Each student presented thier fruits and vegetables and with the support from their teachers were able to distinguish between the foreign fruits and vegetables from the local. They were also educated about their nutritional and health benefits.
Students were guided to make creative art works using the fruits and vegetables.
Through continuous engagement, it is believed that the children taste and preference will change towards the locally cultivated Fruits and Vegetables.