Second phase of public school meals programme to start on Monday | Loop Cayman Islands

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The Ministry of Education announced the start of the second phase of the Public Schools Meals Programme (PSMP) on Monday, March 21, 2022.

Under this phase of the PSMP, students enrolled in public high schools, including the Cayman Islands Further Education Centre (CIFEC), will be provided with breakfast, lunch and snacks daily.

“Last August, we introduced the Public Schools Meals Programme in primary schools and at the Lighthouse School. I am pleased that we can now extend this programme to our secondary school students,” remarked Education Minister Hon. Juliana O’Connor-Connolly.

The PSMP will be administered through an interactive meal management system that will allow parents to view menus, order meals (in the case of primary schools and LHS) and view their child/ward’s meal consumption patterns.

Parents and guardians were encouraged sign up the meal management system which was piloted in three primary schools in January and February.

The Education Minister also remarked, “The meals provided must be wholesome, nutritious and delivered on time. Accordingly, a team from the Ministry will work closely with other government agencies to oversee meal provision and ensure that meals that comply with the Cayman Islands Public Schools Standards for Food Provision.”

To learn more about the Public Schools Meals Programme (PSMP), email the Ministry of Education at [email protected].