A United Kingdom based organisation has pledged to help Zambia conduct evidence based research on the impact of school feeding programmes.
Research Consortium for School Health and Nutrition Director DONALD BUNDY says Zambia’s school feeding program has been a success as it currently supports 2 point three million pupils with meals.
Professor BUNDY says his organization will build a strong collaboration with nutritionists in Zambia to conduct research on the welfare of pupils in schools.
Professor BUNDY said this during a bilateral meeting with Permanent Secretary in the Office of the Vice President LILLIAN KAPUSANA on the sidelines of the School Meals Global Coalition Summit in Paris, France.
And Ms. KAPUSANA appreciated the offer from the consortium.
Ms. KAPUSANA highlighted the importance of having data as the country seeks to scale up the feeding programme to the remaining 46 districts.
She stated that the school feeding programme has become a flagship for Zambia in the agri-food systems pathways transformation.
Ms. KAPUSANA observed that following the introduction of free education, there has been an increase in the number of school enrolment and there is need to have supporting data on the impact of school feeding programmes.
This is according to a statement issued by Press Secretary at the Zambian Embassy in France NAOMI MWEEMBA.
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