School Feeding and Health Program

About the program

This is a school feeding program that aims to improve the nutritional status of students in order to promote better learning conditions, through a daily snack, served in the early hours of the day, focusing on improvements in the rates of attendance and permanence in the school system, becoming an incentive for parents to send their children to school. It is implemented by the Ministry of Education.

Country El Salvador
Classification Alimentación escolar, Compras públicas, Extension and information on nutrition
FNS Dimension Acceso, Disponibilidad, Utilización
Website http://www.mined.gob.sv/...
Objectives

To help improve the learning ability of students, to meet their immediate food needs and strengthen educational activities in order to introduce appropriate knowledge and health regarding food and nutrition practices.

Components and/or products
  • School snacks
    The Ministry of Education makes regular uncooked food deliveries to schools, and with the support of the educational community, mainly mothers, food is prepared and delivered to students in the early hours of each day of class.
  • Lunch
    Daily lunch delivery is provided for the students attending extended day classes in Inclusive Full Time Schools.
  • School gardens or orchards
  • Presidential Project of a Glass of Milk
    Every day a glass of milk is delivered to students. This program gradually replaces the consumption of imported milk powder, for liquid cow milk that is produced nationally.
  • Public procurement
    The program buys products from Salvadoran family farming.
Target population

Students from kindergarten to ninth grade attending rural and urban schools, students from Inclusive Full Time Schools (EITP) and 150,000 high school students.

Scope

Nacional

Geographical coverage Urbano y rural
Beneficiaries

Programa de Alimentación y Salud Escolar - 2017-2018:

1,168,837 estudiantes de 5,102 centros educativos, 220 centros de Atención Inicial del Instituto Salvadoreño para el Desarrollo Integral de la Niñez y Adolescencia y 42 centros rurales de nutrición del Ministerio de Salud.

Sub Programa Vaso de Leche - 2017-2018:

Cerca de un millón de estudiantes de 3,010 centros escolares se han beneficiado con el subprograma Vaso de Leche, favoreciendo a cerca de 2,200 ganaderos. A su vez se entregó leche de plantas pasteurizadoras a aproximadamente a 40 mil estudiantes de 111 centros escolares en los departamentos de Chalatenango, San Vicente, La Paz y San Salvador.

En el segundo semestre 2017 se entregaron 3,275,672 litros de leche y 1,754,590 litros en el primer trimestre de 2018.

Annual budget

Presupuesto PESA 2017-2018: USD 26,117,303.73

Responsible organism

Ministry of Education

The Ministry of Education is in charge of implementing the School Feeding and Health Program (PASE), which includes the purchase, supply and delivery of school snacks, nutritious lunches for Inclusive Full Time Schools (EITP) and garden projects and healthy school cafeterias.

Executing organism Ministry of Education
Related institutions Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock (MAG)
Centro Nacional de Tecnología Agropecuaria y Forestal “Enrique Álvarez Córdova”
Ministerio de Economía
Ministerio de Salud
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Secretaría Técnica de la Presidencia
Financial sources

General Fund of the Nation. Special Fund with Resources from ANTEL’s Privatization