The project was implemented under the regional partnership between Russia and UN WFP. Social and Industrial Foodservice Institute was providing technical support for the project.

The aim of the project was to support the National Government in the capacity development of the National School Feeding Programme in accordance with social welfare system and international quality standards by implementing of two major components of the programme:- providing fortified date bars to 350 000 primary school students; - providing technical support for the Government in improving the quality and sustainability of the National School Feeding Programme.
National school feeding programme was launched in Jordan since 1999 to improve the nutritional status of school children, enhance their school performance and to promote healthy eating and healthy lifestyle among the country population. In the programme framework children of preschool and primary school age (1 - 6 grades) are provided with fortified high-calorie date bars and a fruit. However, when in 2012 the country was hit by the financial and food crisis, Jordanian Government requested the UN World Food Programme (UN WFP) for support to the national efforts in school feeding development.

As a result, in November 2013 the Ministry of Planning and International Cooperation of Jordan and UN WFP signed an addendum to the cooperation agreement for the implementation of UN WFP Development Project 200478 "Support for the National School Feeding Programme".
"Healthy Kitchen" Pilot Project Development and Implementation
Taking into account the characteristics and specifics of Jordan, as well as local traditions, in May 2014 SIFI signed an agreement on cooperation and collaboration with Jordanian Royal Health Awareness Society (RHAS), the result of this cooperation was the developed pilot project on the establishment of mini-bakery «Healthy Kitchen».

Purpose of the project is the development of production kitchens, creation of new jobs for women of local communities, improvement of their skills, the use of locally produced products and development of small businesses in the field of agriculture. «Healthy Kitchen» project has been implemented in Madaba since March 2015.

Within the framework of the project students from 10 schools are provided with hot meals, consisting of pastries made of local products (cheese, greens, and vegetables), one vegetable and one fruit. The bakery employs 10 women from the local community who have passed a series of training sessions on the basics of school meals production. The Bakery is accredited for compliance with the HACCP system. Only local raw materials are used in the production of school meals. Delivery to schools is carried out daily at the end of the third class.

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