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Kenya's new urban school meal plan is ambitious – it could offer lessons for scaling up

By Elisheba Kiru, Associate Research Scientist, African Population and Health Research Center
Aulo Gelli, Senior Research Fellow, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)
More than 250,000 children in public primary schools in Nairobi will receive regular subsidised school meals provided by the county government. The Dishi Na County programme is Kenya’s first in an urban setting. The national school meal programme set up in 2009 serves more than 1.5 million children in rural drought-affected counties. We asked Elisheba Kiru, who studies education and empowerment, and Aulo Gelli, whose focus is food…The Conversation

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