School Feeding Programme

About the program

This is the school feeding program in the country implemented by the Ministry of Education. It consists of food delivery to primary and preschools, which seeks to prevent malnutrition among vulnerable students. Priority is given to students from vulnerable families; however any student attending elementary and preschool can be a beneficiary of the program.

Country Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Classification Alimentación escolar, Nutritional Health
FNS Dimension Acceso, Utilización
Website http://www.svg.gov.vc/...
Objectives
  1. Deliver a nutritional supplement to children enrolled in primary and pre-school.
  2. Prevent malnutrition in vulnerable children of poor or indigent parents, these children must be enrolled in primary school or pre-school.
Components and/or products

School feeding

The program provides food to vulnerable children who are enrolled in primary or pre-school, of poor or indigent parents. The ration covers 1/3 of the daily requirement.

Target population

Initially, the program focuses on students from low socio-economic profile and those who are nutritionally vulnerable. However, any student can enter the program.

Scope

Nacional

Geographical coverage Urbano y rural
Responsible organism

Ministry of Education, National Reconciliation, Ecclesiastical Affairs and Information

Executing organism Ministry of Education, National Reconciliation, Ecclesiastical Affairs and Information