The National School Feeding Programme (PNAE) provides school feeding and food and nutrition education to students at all stages of basic public education. This includes: early childhood education, primary education, secondary education and the education of young people and adults, enrolled in public or philanthropic schools or in community entities (with an agreement with public institutions). In other words, it is a programme that benefits millions of students.
In 2009, it was decided that of the total financed resources that the State transfers to the states for the PNAE, a minimum of 30% should be used to purchase food products directly from family agriculture, or from a rural entrepreneur or their associations. Priority was to be given to Agrarian Reform settlements, traditional indigenous communities and Quilombola communities.
The purchase of family farming products is part of a process that recognises the need to think of ways of producing food that meet people's nutritional demands and that guarantee the social and economic evolution of peasants, based on alternative forms of food production and marketing. These alternative forms include the creation of cut production and commercialization channels, which approximate the relationship between who consumes and who produces, strengthens social relations, values productive diversity and attends to the needs of public institutions, enabling access to healthy and quality food for the population, in the perspective of promoting food and nutritional security.
A manual can be downloaded here: www.fnde.gov.br/index.php/centrais-de-conteudos/publicacoes/category/116-alimentacao-escolar?download
Last updated: 2016
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