More Than A Meal. The evidence demonstrates that school meals do more than provide food. Almost all school meals programs are linked with other health, nutrition and education interventions that further contribute to human development.
Children are not the only ones who benefit. School meals programmes can serve as springboards for food system transformation, while simultaneously improving the quality of education. Local catering businesses, many led by women, are also provided with business opportunities. This is evident here in Guyana as we have seen in just under four (4) months the job opportunities created for almost 241 persons across the coastland. The Breakfast Programme will continue to enhance the robust efforts to mobilize, in a sustainable, efficient and equitable manner, national and local resources for school meals and for these efforts to be matched and complemented by development partners including listening to our beneficiaries, the students, teachers, parents, etc. We look forward to continue serving this nation's budding leaders in 2023.