School Visit Overview

Every year at the Forum, participants are invited to explore the host country’s school meal programs in action. In Tunisia, participants will be able to choose from three schools and an innovative food bank to visit and learn more about Tunisia school meals. All site visits will depart from the Forum venue and will include lunch. Learn more about the 2018 Forum site visit options below.

Henchir El Jadid Primary School

Henchir El Jadid Primary School is piloting a new centralized model, serving 1,500 primary school children. The meals are delivered from a central kitchen to five surrounding schools. The newly constructed central kitchen offers children hot meals complimented with the produce from the school garden, produced by a school-affiliated group of rural women, contributing to gender equality and local economic development.

Jeradou Primary School

The school lunches programme in Jeradou is an example of a decentralized model, providing daily hot nutritious meals to 165 primary school children. Jeradou is a small farming village, overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. The school lunches programme is designed to improve school life supporting nutrition and environmental education through the use of the school garden.

Zaghouan Pilot Middle School

The Pilot Middle School kitchen and canteen have been newly refurbished with high-end equipment and school staff trained in nutrition, hygiene and meals preparation to comply with international school meals standards. The school kitchen operates on a centralized procurement system and produces more than 500 hot meal per day responding to the nutritional needs of middle school students. 

Mahmoud Messaadi Middle School, School Food Bank site

The Mahmoud Messaadi Middle School will accommodate the first School Food Bank (BAS, Banque Alimentaire Scolaire)’s regional warehouse. The BAS project is providing a sustainable solution to the occasional ruptures of food supplies to the school canteens. BAS provides strategic food stocks using block-chain innovation, a transparent and more accountable tracking system for meal deliveries. The food stocks allocated in the warehouse of Mornag, Grand Tunis region, is donated by private sector partners.