Breakfast for KG school-children in Pakistan

by Zindagi Trust
Mar 26, 2012

Meet the students, more milk and self-service!

Students line up to pick up breakfast
Students line up to pick up breakfast


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 Last time we told you about introducing the concept of "self-service" to our students at breakfast, which involved them picking up their plates and food and taking them to their seats themselves. As the students have grown bigger and stronger through the course of our nutrition enhancement programme, we have expanded on the self-service aspect so that the children now line up and walk to the breakfast room from their lesson area, pick up their breakfast themselves and once finished take their plates and cups back to the counter, all on their own. They are supervised by two kindergarten teachers throughout the exercise, but they have become independent, confident and disciplined enough to do all this mostly without needing to be prompted.

Menu updates

 Pasta has been added to the menu and the children are really enjoying it as a hearty meal in the morning. The menu now includes: bread with jam and butter, boiled eggs, milk, seasonal fruits and cooked noodles. We are also happy to report that the children are now drinking more milk, possibly because they are liking it (rosewater-flavoured milk is their favourite) or their development has boosted their appetite!

Meet the students

We wanted to bring you the student perspective on the breakfast programme so we picked some kindergarten students at random and asked them what they thought of the breakfast "class" with which they start every day at school. The popular opinion was that the breakfast at school was a success with the students because there is a good variety of food for the children to pick from.


Ahmed Raza, a student of KG 2, said: "I didn't like having breakfast at home - it was the same thing every day - but at school I really enjoyed breakfast because I got to eat with my friends and there was a different menu every day!"

Bakhtawar, a student of KG 1, said she liked the eggs, milk and fruits served at the school breakfast, since she did not get a chance to eat them at home. Zunaira, another student from KG 1, said she loved the sandwiches from the school breakfast.


Get in touch

We love hearing from you! If you have any comments on this report, a suggestion for our breakfast programme or just want to say hi, please contact us via email, Facebook, twitter or simply by commenting right here!
The final part of breakfast: bananas!
The final part of breakfast: bananas!
Students return their plates & mugs to the counter
Students return their plates & mugs to the counter
Ahmed, from KG2, says he loves breakfast at school
Ahmed, from KG2, says he loves breakfast at school
Bakhtawar & Zunaira discuss their favourite food
Bakhtawar & Zunaira discuss their favourite food



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Zindagi Trust

Location: Karachi, Sindh - Pakistan
Website: http:/​/​
Project Leader:
Abdul Haque
Karachi, Sindh Pakistan

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