Deserving students throughout Trinidad are provided breakfast and lunch through the School Nutrition Programme. Each school day, 44,190 breakfasts and 97,831 lunches are served to students enrolled in 822 pre-, primary, secondary and special schools.
The Programme is managed by the National Schools Dietary Services Limited (NSDSL), which falls under the purview of the Ministry of Education.
(Click on the video to view NSDSL "Safe and Nutritious Food for the Children of the Nation")
Will my child receive meals?
Your child will receive breakfast and/or lunch if the principal of his or her school recommends that your child participate in the School Nutrition Programme. The principal’s recommendation is generally based on your family’s socio-economic level, as indicated in your child’s application for enrollment in school.
Your child must also be enrolled in:
An Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) centre.
A government, government assisted or private Primary School.
A government, government assisted or private Secondary School.
An institution or centre designated by the State for educational purposes and under the age of 21.
Do I have to pay any fees?
Meals are provided through the School Nutrition Programme at no cost to parents or students, on the recommendation of the School Principal.
Where can I find more information?
For more information, please contact the National Schools Dietary Services Limited, which is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., except public holidays
National Schools Dietary Services Limited
6 Newbold Street
Trinidad, West Indies
Office Hours: Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., except public holidays
Tel. (868) 622-2735 or (868) 622-8435
Fax. (868) 622-6659