National School Meals Programme

About the program

School feeding program implemented in 2005 by the Ministry of Education, Sports, Youth and Gender Affairs, part of the "Plan of Action 2013-2014 for the Zero Hunger Challenge". The program provides daily, Monday through Friday, lunches for students in public primary and secondary schools of the most vulnerable sectors of the country, benefiting between 2,700 and 3,000 students daily.

Country Antigua and Barbuda
Home 2005
Classification Alimentación escolar
FNS Dimension Acceso

Increase student’s learning capacity by providing school lunches.

Components and/or products

School feeding: Monday through Friday and from September to July, the program provides a daily school lunch (hot and nutritious, with water) for students. The program prepares lunches in a central kitchen and distributes them from there to schools.

Target population

Public school students in primary and secondary from the most vulnerable sectors.



Geographical coverage Urbano y rural

2013: Approximately 3,000 students benefited daily.

Annual budget

Approximate 2013 Budget: XCD$7,000,000 (USD$2,576,470)

Responsible organism

Ministerio de Educación, Ciencia y Tecnologia

Executing organism Ministerio de Educación, Ciencia y Tecnologia