School Meals Program (SMP)

LENTEJAS Y JALEA DE POSTRE (2)What services does the program deliver?

The Food Program has the purpose of delivering daily food services (breakfasts, lunches, tea time, snacks and dinners as appropriate) to students in vulnerable condition of Municipal and Privately Subsidized Schools of the country during the school year, attached to School Nutrition Programs, at the levels of Nursery (Pre- Kindergarten and Kindergarten), Elementary, Secondary and Adult Education, in order to improve their attendance to classes and help to avoid school dropout.

It covers both curricular and extra curricular activities, during the school year and during winter and summer vacations.

Components of the service delivered

A daily food ration is delivered per student, complementary and differentiated, consisting of: breakfast, lunch and/or tea time, in addition, in households are delivered breakfast, lunch, tea time and dinner. It covers about a third of the nutritional needs of the day for elementary and secondary school students, and between 45 and 50% of the requirements of preschoolers, and in the case of households, 100% of the daily requirement of beneficiary students.

This program can be accessed by targeted students according to their vulnerability. To this end, the Institution processes and analyzes all the information that considers its model of measurement of the vulnerability condition, for nearly 3 million students of the Public System, identifying with name and grade the lists of those students who have the highest vulnerability status. These listings are obtained by the establishment (JUNAEB regional addresses send lists of beneficiary students to educational establishments).

Who has access?

Students from families belonging to the 60% most vulnerable or socioeconomically disadvantaged according to social households register, attending municipal and private subsidized schools in the country (ascribed to the SMP), at the levels of Nursery, Elementary, Secondary and Adult Education.

How are schools selected to receive the Program?

At the beginning of the school year, JUNAEB’s regional or provincial departments send to all the municipal and private subsidized schools in the country surveys of the nursery level, first degree of elementary and secondary school, to be answered by the institutions interested in accessing the School Meals Program of JUNAEB. Exceptionally, these can be filled during the year, in the case of new schools, or those who did not answer the survey at the beginning of the school year.
These surveys are the basic information for calculating the vulnerability of each student and the establishment. With the vulnerability indicator of the establishment, the available infrastructure and the infromation of its registration, JUNAEB determines the amount and type of rations that the school will receive.

When does each school access the Program?

All the schools that, at the beginning of the school year, have calculated their SVI (School Vulnerability Index). However, exceptionally, some establishments can access it by the middle of the year, in the case of new schools, or those that did not answer the survey on time and require to be qualified about the vulnerability condition of their students. The IVE is informed to each establishment through the regional offices of JUNAEB, as well as the allocation of rations to which the IVE allows them to access.

How is it determined which children of the defined establishments receive the benefit?

According to the presidential measure, all students who are in 1st, 2nd and 3rd income quintile will be entitled to receive the SMP. However, during the year 2016, JUNAEB begins to work with the Social Households Register, where the beneficiary students are those who are within 60% of the most vulnerable or socio-economically disadvantaged families in the country.

Where is the Program delivered?

In each school establishment assigned to the SMP that requires it and has adequate infrastructure conditions in the food service, and that has enrolled students that meet the current targeting criteria, throughout the school year.

Alumnos de familias que pertenecen al 60% mas vulnerable o con mayor desventaja socioeconómica según registro social de hogares, que asisten a establecimientos educacionales municipales y particulares subvencionados del país (adscritos al PAE), en los niveles de educación pre-básica, básica, media y adultos.

Al inicio del año escolar, las direcciones regionales o provinciales de JUNAEB envían a todos los establecimientos municipales y particulares subvencionados del país las encuestas del nivel de educación parvularia, primero básico y primero medio para ser respondidas por los establecimientos interesados en acceder al Programa de Alimentación Escolar de JUNAEB. Excepcionalmente, estas pueden ser llenadas en el transcurso del año, en el caso de los establecimientos nuevos, o de aquellos que no contestaron la encuesta al inicio del año escolar.
Estas encuestas son la información base para el cálculo de la vulnerabilidad de cada estudiante y del establecimiento. Con el Indicador de vulnerabilidad del establecimiento, la infraestructura disponible y el dato de su matrícula, JUNAEB determina la cantidad y tipo de raciones que recibirá el colegio.

Acceden todos los establecimientos que al inicio del año escolar tienen calculado su IVE  (Índice de Vulnerabilidad),  sin embargo, excepcionalmente, algunos establecimientos pueden acceder a él a mediados del año, esto para el caso de establecimientos nuevos, o de aquellos que no contestaron la encuesta a tiempo y requieren ser calificados acerca de la condición de vulnerabilidad de sus estudiantes. El IVE es informado a cada establecimiento a través de las direcciones regionales de JUNAEB, así como también la asignación de raciones a la cual éste les permite acceder.

Según medida presidencial, todos los alumnos que se encuentren en 1er, 2do y 3er quintil de ingresos tendrán derecho a recibir PAE , sin embargo durante el año 2016 JUNAEB comienza a trabajar con el Registro Social De Hogares, donde los alumnos beneficiarios son aquellos que se encuentren dentro del 60% de las familias más vulnerables o mayor desventaja socioeconómica del país.

En cada establecimiento escolar adscrito al PAE  que lo requiera y que presente condiciones adecuadas de infraestructura en el servicio de alimentación y que tenga matriculados alumnos que cumplan con los criterios de focalización vigentes, durante todo el año lectivo.

La colación a la que se refiere este Tercer Servicio es un beneficio destinado a los participantes de Chile Seguridades y Oportunidades al que no es necesario postular.

El estudiante que es usuario del Subsistema Chile Seguridades y Oportunidades accede directamente al beneficio, el que le será informado por el establecimiento de educación en el que estudie.

En caso que el estudiante no esté recibiendo el programa, debe comunicarlo al profesional que desarrolla el programa de acompañamiento (Apoyo Familiar Integral, en el caso de Familias, o al Consejero Familiar, en el caso de Abriendo Caminos) para que realice las gestiones que correspondan y acreditando su condición de usuario del subsistema mediante la presentación del Formulario Único de Derivación (FUD) en el establecimiento educacional o en la oficina de Junaeb Regional.