NEWS: Kaduna To Include Meat, Bread In Pupils Food Menu


The Kaduna State Coordinator of the National Home-Grown School Feeding Programme, Mallam Musa Dauda, stated that meat and bread would be added to the menu of the programme in the state.

Mr. Dauda made this known in Kaduna yesterday, assuring that the new measure was to improve the nutritional content of the food being served to the children under the programme.

The menu that the government is trying to improve, primary one to primary three pupils get beans pudding (Moi Moi) on Monday, rice and beans on Tuesday, beans on Wednesday, rice and egg on Thursday, and biscuit and juice on Friday.

Mr. Dauda made it known that based on the current menu, the only source of rich protein are beans and eggs, adding that meat would be added to enhance the richness of the food.

“We are also going to add bread so to enrich the food menu with varieties.

“We are only awaiting the approval of National Social Investment Office (NSIO), Abuja, because we have already written to them,” he stated.

The coordinator made it known that currently, a total of 1,069,140 primary one to primary three pupils in 3,922 public primary schools across the state are getting free meal at the rate of N70 per day under the programme.

Also, a total of 12,376 cooks had been engaged under the programme as food vendors.

He described the programme as ‘life changing’, not only for the children but equally for the vendors and the community at large.

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