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New Caledonia

School food activities in New Caledonia

Pacific Territories Regional Project for Sustainable Ecosystem Management  


Feeding program (Lunch - including entrée, main and dessert)

Started: 2022

Status: Ongoing, concludes in 2024, with plans to upscale


Reach: 4 schools, Day and Boarding schools (mainly Public), Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday during the school year

School level: Primary school, Secondary school (6 - 18 years)

Program goals:

  • Promote local food production and consumption 

  • Improve employment of vulnerable populations 

  • Improve food security (children have access to at least 1 nutritious meal per day) 

  • Improve nutrition of children  

  • Deliver on policy (20-35% of locally produced food in school  

  • Building resilience and sustainability of the primary agriculture sector 

  • Prevent or mitigate over-nutrition 

The project is being implemented by SPC and SPREP (South Pacific Regional Environmental Program) as Pacific regional organisations.  Ministry of Agriculture Chamber and Ministry of Ecology, local organic producer groups, and schools are all engaged in the program. 


Northern Province Boarding School Feeding Program 

Feeding program (Breakfast, lunch and dinner)

Started: Early 1900's

Status: Ongoing

Reach: Public Boarding schools, Monday-Friday (breakfast, lunch) Sunday-Thursday (Dinner) during the school year

School level: Primary school, Secondary school (grade 1 - 9)

Program goals:

  • Improve the quality of the food served 

  • Meet nutritional and or health goals of students 

  • Improve diversity of meal served 


Pacific School Food Lab


Started: 2014

Status: Ongoing


Reach: Several Public and Private schools

School level: Middle and High schools

Pacific Food Lab coordinates the set up and liaison between canteen chefs and local producers.  Thereafter, canteen chefs manage the project within their institution. The school facilitates the practical and financial aspects subsidised by the government. 


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