BANASA benefiting 360 students from Cerritos schools with nutritious school snack.
Guatemala, September 2013. BANASA, in support to the Zero Hunger Plan donates 3000 bananas every week to students from Cerritos School in Ocos department of San Marcos.
The Project “”Healthy School Snacks”” has been implemented with the goal of promoting food security and contributing in the reduction of malnutrition in 360 students from the Cerritos school. Bananas contain carbohydrates, fiber and micronutrients such as potassium, magnesium and folic acid._x000D_
This Project is a joint private-public effort that counts with the support of parents and teachers of the school.
BANASA’s donation is accompanied by a training provided by SESAN, addressed to parents whose children are benefited with the snacks, on subjects such as nutrition, health and hygiene.
After the implementation of this Project in the above mentioned school, junk food is no longer sold on premises and this shows the commitment parents and teachers have in improving diet and nutrition habits of its students. In turn they thank BANASA for donating bananas allowing children to have a healthy diet.