Free breakfast in all primary schools from next January

Education Minister Maszlee Malik serves breakfast to primary school pupils in this picture posted on his Facebook page. (Facebook pic)

PETALING JAYA: Free breakfast will be served to children in primary schools throughout the country from January next year, Education Minister Maszlee Malik said today.

This will ensure they have the right nutrition to stay healthy and focus on their daily lessons, he said on his Facebook page.

Maszlee said this is part of the ministry’s initiatives to ensure that school children have access to nutritious food.

“In this connection, starting from January 2020, the ministry will launch a special free breakfast programme for children in primary schools across the country.

“The children will be provided with a good breakfast with a healthy menu,” he said, adding that the ministry will continue to embark on programmes to ensure children attend school with joy.