Sponsors of the Bangor Project, which has proved that children's consumption of fresh produce in schools can be increased, are seeking discussions with government regarding the next phase of the trial. Douglas Henderson, chief executive of the Fresh Produce Consortium, believes that a national roll out could take place by September next year. Then the results of the research programme completed in three schools and possibly a full city trial will be available to health and education authorities to take forward. Henderson confirmed that there are sufficient start up funds left for the city project. The Horticultural Development Council contributed £320,000 and a further £200,000 was added by six major multiples through the IGD Food Project. They were Asda, currently still supplying produce to an inner city school in Manchester, and earlier Tesco and Safeway in Harwell and Bangor respectively, as well as local retailers. Other multiples involved are Somerfield, Sainsbury and the CWS, while Henderson hopes more will now add their support. Meanwhile the FPC is funding a project with Cranfield University mapping out the supply chain to schools and identifying the barriers which could inhibit future distribution. The final question of how any major national campaign is to be funded in 2001 still remains unanswered. {{FRESH PRODUCE }}