Wow! Here at Pueblo a Pueblo we are impressed with the newest statistics; we are now reaching 760 primary school-aged children through our School Nutrition Project! This means that each weekday every child who attends our four partner schools receives a warm and healthy meal.
The Food Security Program improves both the short- and long-term food insecurity that our partner communities face through two complementing projects: the Organic School Garden project and the School Nutrition project. The same children who are receiving daily nutritious meals also attend fun classes in the school gardens that teach them how to care for and cultivate organic products that are incorporated into their school lunches.
This year, the directors at our partner schools paid special attention to the nutritional content of the school lunch menus so that children are not only learning about dietary diversity, but also making sure that they are consuming nutritionally balanced meals. One of the children’s favorite new lunches is the hearty beef soup in which our lunch cooks’ incorporate fresh vegetables from the garden to add vitamins and minerals that children’s growing bodies need.
We are very grateful for our supporters through Global Giving who make it possible for us to continue providing these delicious, hot lunches to our partner schools here in Santiago Atitlán, Guatemala. We are also very excited to be reaching so many children, and are looking forward to continue supporting even more of them through our School Nutrition Project in the months and years to come.
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