School Feeding Schemes

Pairing learning with food is a winning recipe

Much more support of homemade nutrition programmes is needed to ensure gaps are filled

At least 50 000 children go hungry in KwaZulu-Natal

In a small number of cases principals reported that providers had contacted them to say there would be no food on Monday, but none could explain why.

KZN school lunches may be off menu

Scholars may go hungry next week amid confusion over the companies hired to feed them

Learning on an empty stomach: food insecurity hits students hard

Religious and nonprofit groups play an important role in providing food to students, but sometimes this is not enough.

Basic education department can’t afford breakfast

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Inspectors unearth rat infestation at Gauteng school following poisoning

Poor handling practices as well as storage, cooking equipment and fridges - and rats - increase the risk of food poisoning.

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School feeding schemes help to grow young minds

Studies show that feeding programmes at schools not only reduce stunting, but also combat obesity and lead to increased enrolment in schools.

Pupils Speak Out: It’s not only pupils at no-fee schools that need feeding schemes

Government intervention is necessary to ensure that all children do not study on hungry stomachs because they are tired and drained.

No meals are ‘serious setback’ for hungry pupils

Meals are back in 11 Limpopo schools after legal action, but the lost teaching time worries principals.

Limpopo pupils go hungry for two months

Despite government's national school feeding scheme, pupils at Tshinavhe Secondary School have been left hungry, says rights organisation Section27.

Fearful Indian school children refuse free meals after deaths

School children have been dumping the meals they get as part of a school feeding scheme in fear of poisoning after 22 children died on Tuesday.

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