The Scheme entitles every child aged 4-6 (around 2.5 million children) to a free piece of fruit each school day, by 2004.
This equates to providing 500 million pieces of fruit (70,000 tonnes) to 2.5 million children in 16,000 primary schools each year.

This is equivalent to 40% of the British apple market

It is important to remember that apples are only one fruit that is provided to children as part of the NSFS. Other fruits include bananas, citrus fruit and pears. Furthermore, apples that are provided are not just produced in the UK.