Ratanda Primary School in Heidelberg, Gauteng Province emerged as the winner of the 2017/18 National School Nutrition Programme Best School and District Awards. The award ceremony took place at the school on 08 March 2018. Ratanda Primary School has been awarded with various prizes from the Department and the Tiger Brands Foundation, including the installation of an industrial grade kitchen.
The qualities that have made Ratanda Primary School a winning school are its successful adherence to the NSNP guidelines, innovation in implementing the Programme, and its promotion of nutrition education.
Lerole Primary School from the Free State Province was in second position with Sijabule Primary School from Mpumalanga Province in third position.
The Department has, since 2010 through the NSNP Awards, recognised schools, Districts and food handlers who have shown excellence in delivering on the mandate of the NSNP.
The DBE expressed it’s gratitude to all partners who continue to add to the efforts to extend the reach and service levels of the Programme. Tiger Brands Foundation is sponsoring several of the prizes that were awarded, including the provision of an in-school breakfast programme to the winning school.
The NSNP Best School and District Awards are but one of the ways in which the Department acknowledges and encourages schools and Districts to showcase excellence and share best practice.