Gingerland-Nevis-Coordinator of the Schools meals program, Miss Earline Maynard was truly elated on Monday 3rd October as she made reference to the first day for the students at the Jocelyn Liburd Primary school, in utilizing their brand new Kitchen, which is part of the school meals program, which is an endeavour by the Nevis Island Administration to provide daily nutritious meals for the children at the various primary schools.
She stated that it was indeed a ‘historic’ moment.
She indicated that she was happy for the children as this day was much anticipated and much talked about.
They are also coaching the children to eat properly, as they have to eat first, before they are given their drink.
Internationally renowned Chef, Chef Michael Henville also stated that he was very happy to see the day finally arrive when the children at the JLPS could actually sit and enjoy meals prepared in their very own school’s kitchen.
He stated that the menu for that first day, included: ground turkey; fresh vegetables and spaghetti sauce.
The diet will change every day and they will all be geared to providing healthy and nutritious meals for the children.
Former Headmistress at the Jocelyn Liburd Primary school, Mrs. Marion Lescott, is the Administrator at the Kitchen and she has at least five females and one male as part of her very active staff who were seen busily dishing out the meals for the children, who were brought in, in a very orderly manner, as per their various classes.
It was revealed that the parents will only pay a small fee of $25.00 per week and only children whose parents are officially registered on the program, were able to sample the meal on the historic day.
Headmistress at the school, Miss Barbara Hendrickson, also expressed her delight in seeing the kitchen become a reality and noted that even though a deadline for registration of 20th September, had been stipulated for parents to register, they will still accept latecomers.
The children for their part, dug deep into the sumptuous meal and expressed their delight and one even stated that he would like another plate.
There were many happy faces at the Jocelyn Liburd primary school on the historic day.