Providing school meals, improving health and nutritional awareness
The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), in collaboration with the Royal Health Awareness Society and the Ministry of Education, has started a pilot project to provide school meals to around 2,300 students in 10 public schools in Madaba governorate in central Jordan.
Canada is funding the US$173,000 pilot project which introduces a new element to the existing national school feeding programme. The outcome of the pilot phase will be evaluated for further expansion.
The project also aims to improve health and nutritional awareness and boost healthier eating habits through comprehensive nutritional information and educational resources among the schools’ communities.