The Jamaican government is collaborating with the United Nation’s Food and Agriculture Organization, FAO, to roll out an integrated school feeding project.

The project is being fashioned off a Brazilian model, which the FAO says has been a success in the South American country.

Education Minister, Ronald Thwaites, says the government is ensuring that the majority of students at the early childhood level will be provided with two cooked meals each school day.

He says the meals will be provided free of cost or attract a small contribution from parents.

Ronald Thwaites, the Minister of Education.

He was speaking this morning at the signing of a MOU involving his Ministry and the Ministries of Health and Agriculture, in New Kingston.