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Myanmar: A Head Start At School

Helping Boost Attention Span And Energy Through High Energy Biscuits

WFP Myanmar provides assistance to about 1,400 schools, with students receiving fortified biscuits as a nutritious snack.

Biscuit Break

An average of 200,000 primary school children receive take-home rice rations as an incentive for them to continue coming to classes.

Helping Girls Stay In School

School feeding is designed to promote the attendance of children in school. Parents often keep children – especially girls – at home to help look after siblings or do housework.

Fortified With Nutrients

Fortified biscuits are designed to provide energy and other essential nutrients to boost children’s concentration in class, and improve their general health.

Promoting Better Learning

The biscuits help better learning, and growth through improved nutrition.

Expanding High Energy Biscuit Distribution

WFP plans to continue supporting primary schools and children, and aims to increase the number of children receiving fortified biscuits.

WFP provides assistance to about 1,400 schools in Myanmar, with students receiving fortified biscuits as a nutritious snack as well as take-home rations of rice for their families in some areas.