The National School Nutrition Programme is the government programme that provides one nutritious meal to all learners in poorer primary and secondary schools. The objective is to provide nutritious meals to learners so as to improve their ability to learn. According to its 2013/14 annual report, the programme has reached more than 9 million learners in quintile 1, 2 and 3 schools.
The programme also teaches learners and parents how to lead a healthy lifestyle, and promotes development of school vegetable gardens.
More information on the programme is available on the website of the Department of Basic Education.