Programa Nacional de Alimentación Escolar Qali Warma

About the program

The National School Feeding Program, implemented in 2012 by the Ministry of Development and Social Inclusion, is intended to provide food service quality, suited for local consumption habits, co-managed with the community, sustainable and healthy for children in initial levels of education from the ages of 3 and for primary levels of basic education in public educational institutions. The program operates throughout the national territory divided into eight food regions, each with a shared culinary identity, according to their geographical, social, cultural, economic and ecological characteristics.

Country Peru
Home 2012
Classification Alimentación escolar, Compras públicas, Extension and information on nutrition
FNS Dimension Acceso, Disponibilidad, Utilización
Website http://www.qw.gob.pe
Objectives

General objective

Ensure food service for children from public educational institutions at the level of initial education from 3 years of age, and the level of primary education.

Specific objectives

  • Ensure food services every day of the school year to users of the program according to their characteristics and the areas where they live.
  • Contribute to the improvement of attention Program beneficiaries in classes, encouraging attendance and permanence.
  • Promote better eating habits for beneficiaries of the program.
Goals

Para el 2017 el Programa tiene como meta atender a más de 3.7 millones de niños y niñas de inicial y primaria de las escuelas públicas de todo el país, y de secundaria de las comunidades nativas de los pueblos Amazónicos.

Components and/or products

Food component

It consists of the provision of resources for quality food services, adapted to local consumption habits and with appropriate nutritional content according to the age groups of the program's target population and the areas where they reside.

The program provides 2 servings (breakfast and lunch) to students attending schools in districts of greater poverty and one serving (breakfast) to students attending schools in districts with lower poverty.

Educational component

The educational component of Qali Warma aims to promote better eating habits in children and their families, to accomplish the aforementioned it promotes capacity building through regional technical teams, members of the Purchase Committee and School Feeding Committee by providing technical assistance aimed at promoting efficient performance of the actors involved in the implementation of the service.
Similarly, it provides educational support through learning tools that complement educational activities, by providing support to teachers and strengthening capacities of those involved in the management and monitoring service. Also, the educational component applies standardized strategies for technical assistance and promoting learning and healthy food practices and hygiene.

This component is implemented through technical assistance and educational tools.

Target population

Children from the ages of 3 that attend public educational institutions in the initial level of education or primary level of basic education.

Scope

Nacional

The program operates throughout the national territory through public educational institutions, with special emphasis on areas with poverty and extreme poverty.

Geographical coverage Urbano y rural
Beneficiaries

Up to September 30th, 2015: 3,516,417 children. 60,130 educational institutions

Responsible organism

Ministerio de Desarrollo e Inclusión Social

Executing organism Ministerio de Desarrollo e Inclusión Social
Related national policies

Estrategia Nacional de Desarrollo e Inclusión Social

Normative framework

Ley que crea el Ministerio de Desarrollo e Inclusión Social, Ley Nº 29792. Ley de Presupuesto para el Año Fiscal 2013, Ley Nº 29951. Reglamento de Organización y Funciones del Ministerio de Desarrollo e Inclusión Social, Decreto Supremo N° 011-2012-MIDIS. Decreto Supremo que crea el Programa Nacional de Alimentación Escolar Qali Warma, Decreto Supremo N° 008-2012-MIDIS Resolución Ministerial que aprueba el Manual de Operaciones del Programa Nacional de Alimentación Escolar Qali Warma, Resolución Ministerial Nº 174-2012-MIDIS.

Financial sources

The program is funded by the Ministry of Development and Social Inclusion, with resources from its institutional budget. Along with this, it can be funded with resources from non-reimbursable cooperation, national or international, in accordance with current regulations.