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Youth & Education | POLICY AND LEGAL FRAMEWORK

Increase the use of locally produced foods and juices in our schools

Achieved

Source: Jamaica Labour Party Manifesto pg.20 February 18, 2016

Sunday February 3, 2019 | Jamaica Observer

More local fresh fruits and vegetables for school feeding programme

Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries Minister, Audley Shaw, says the Government has taken action to increase the variety of local fresh fruits and vegetables under the National School Feeding Programme.

In that regard, the minister noted that the programme's budgetary allocation was increased to $4.7 billion for the 2018/19 fiscal year, an increase of 47 per cent.

Speaking at the official launch of 'Mission Food Possible', at the St John's Primary School, in St Catherine, on February 1, the minister said the undertaking is a collaborative one between his Ministry and the Education, Youth and Information Ministry.