School Nutrition Unit
The School Nutrition Unit is responsible for identifying, monitoring and evaluating the nutritional needs of students. It also coordinates the preparation and distribution of meals to students in early childhood, primary and secondary institutions.
In the early seventies, the Government of Trinidad and Tobago embarked on an initiative to create a large scale School Feeding Programme which provided meals to all students. Today, the Division of Education, Innovation and Energy, Tobago House of Assembly, continues to satisfy the nutritional needs of students through the operations of its School Nutrition Unit.
To aspire to be the premier provider of nutritional services to all school-aged children
To have a positive and enduring impact on the nation by providing meals of the highest quality to all school children, while seeking to promote healthy meal choices and lifestyles through nutrition education
a. To identify, monitor and evaluate the nutritional needs of students.
b. To provide nutritious meals to students.
c. To promote healthy lifestyles through nutrition education.
d. To continue stimulation of the agricultural sector, through utilisation of local produce in the daily meals.