National School Snack Day
It is celebrated in the month of July. In Honduras, the school snack program began in 1998, in the government of Carlos Roberto Flores Facussé, with the purpose of improving the quality of life of children of school and pre-school age, reducing the rates of malnutrition, absenteeism, disappearance and increasing enrollment in educational centers.
The National Congress of Honduras unanimously approved the School Feeding Law on October 7, 2016 to guarantee the child population of public educational centers in the country access to a ration of healthy, safe and nutritious food.
The initiative for a school feeding law presented in the plenary session of the National Congress by the coordinator of the Parliamentary Front against Hunger of Honduras, Yadira Bendaña, contributes to strengthening the nutritional food security of children.
With the approval of the law, the School Feeding Program implemented by the Ministry of Development and Social Inclusion (SEDIS) and the Ministry of Education (SE) with financial independence is institutionalized, he said.
Honduras joins with Bolivia, Brazil and Paraguay the group of Latin American countries that have specific laws on school feeding.