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Posted On: 3 September 2022 08:10 pm
Updated On: 3 September 2022 08:25 pm

Ministry of Education keen to provide healthy meals at nominal prices in school canteens

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Ministry Education Higher Education Qatar

The Ministry of Education and Higher Education affirmed its keenness to provide "nutritious meals with healthy standards" in school canteens.

In a circular distributed to public school principals, the Ministry specified a list of food items in school canteens for the academic year 2022-2023, noting that it will provide free meals in these canteens daily for some students.

The Ministry noted that suppliers must commit themselves to provide meals in accordance with the approved nominal prices and the required nutritional standards and guidelines for the State of Qatar, based on the food items that must be served daily, so two items from all groups are available daily, as well as food items served once a week. In addition, certain prohibited food items shall not be served in school canteens.

The ministry indicated that the food menu in school canteens shall include a detailed explanation of the three mentioned daily, weekly and prohibited food items, emphasising the need to observe the required nutritional standards for each category in canteens.

In a related context, the ministry pointed out that special dishes, soups and hot drinks are provided only to students of preparatory and secondary schools.

Source: QNA
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