Once their bellies are full, children are more able to focus on learning. The school lunch program also inspires students to remain at school all day and devote more time to their studies.
School gardens and farming projects supplement the lunch programs with nutritious, fresh foods. Each school is assigned a garden plot for the students to learn about agricultural best practices, small-scale irrigation, crop production, nutrition, and the benefits of consuming a variety of fruits and vegetables. The students are encouraged to implement lessons they learn at school in their gardens at home.