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School Meals the Local Way

WFP Indonesia has been delivering biscuits fortified with vitamins and minerals in West Timor since 2005. Following national and provincial recommendations of promoting local food, WFP launched the Local Food Based School Meal pilot programme in 2010. Besides empowering children to concentrate, WFP has also empowered the community surrounding the school to engage in the provision of nutritious and locally prepared meals for the students. Since 2011, WFP has integrated the Local Food Based School Meal programme into the national canteen programme in order to ensure sustainability.