Food and clothing retailer Woolworths has committed R4m over the next three years to improve nutrition for children in 50 under-resourced schools in Gauteng, through a partnership with the UN Childrens Fund (Unicef). The pilot programme will also include a partnership with the Department of Basic Education, to benefit about 50,000 pupils in selected disadvantaged primary schools that participate in the National School Nutrition Programme (NSNP). The initiative aims to improve the capacity of about 100 volunteer food handlers, who are local community members to prepare balanced school meals for children under safe and hygienic conditions. According to Woolworths' head of corporate affairs Zinzi Mgolodela: "Providing nutritious and safe food is at the heart of Woolworths’ food business; and it is also a strategic priority for us to partner with organisations like Unicef so that we contribute to the movement towards sustainable food security for all South Africans. "We are delighted to...

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