BANASA begins school snack program for the 2017 school year

BANASA’s Food and Nutrition Security Program “One banana a day”, which complements children’s school snacks, began in March in the municipalities of Ayutla, San Marcos and Caballo Blanco, Retalhuleu. Other schools in Coatepeque, Quetzaltenango will be added to the program this month.

The program consists in a donation of bananas to schools as a nutritional complement for the student’s daily snack, accompanied by preventive health activities. Parents, school principals and communities organize themselves to coordinate the logistics and operation of the program.

In school Los Angeles, Ayutla, San Marcos, parents and teachers also organized themselves to make banana smoothies that they gave the children while they took their school snack.

For more information, you can go to the website of the program and download the manual. You can also request information at