The thought of going to bed hungry is too horrible to even think about. Yet, for thousands of school children it is the reality they face daily. Millions of pupils across the country depend on the national school nutrition programme – a project whereby government provides one nutritious meal to all pupils in poorer primary and secondary schools in the attempt to improve their ability to learn. The Gauteng education department prescribes a menu that includes instant maize meal for breakfast and protein, starch with a vegetable or fruit for the main meal. However, Covid-19 has put a massive spanner…

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