ADVERTISING

Latest Photo Galleries

Signs of Tension Signs of Tension

Published on 04/11/2016

Rio: a City in Metamorphosis Rio: a City in Metamorphosis

Published on 11/19/2015

Brazilian Markets

17h46

Bovespa

-0,16% 74.396

16h43

Gold

0,00% 117

17h00

Dollar

-0,40% 3,2220

16h30

Euro

+0,49% 2,65250

ADVERTISING

School Meals: After Ignoring Rules and His Secretary, São Paulo Mayor Changes Plans

10/20/2017 - 10h31

Advertising

PAULO SALDAÑA
FROM SÃO PAULO

São Paulo's mayor, João Doria (PSDB), will no longer include "farinata", a product made out of food close to its expiration date, in the school meals of municipal schools.

The decision to stall the process was made after an embarrassing situation with the São Paulo Secretary of Education., which was not consulted before Doria announced the supplement was going to be adopted in schools, on Wednesday (18).

The city hall announced, on Thursday (19), it will focus on social services. The note says: "Any distribution of 'farinata', part of the program 'Alimento para Todos' [Food for All], will be mainly attributed to municipal social services."

The product has fueled raging controversy after Doria announced it would be distributed to low-income families. On Wednesday, Doria stated "farinata" would be available at schools this month.

Folha also found that the decision was taken after the mayor's team reached a consensus. They understood "farinata" would hardly be approved by Codae (School Food Coordination Office), related to the Ministry of Education and responsible for determining school meals.

Translated by ANA BEATRIZ DEMARIA

Read the article in the original language

Fábio Vieira/FotoRua/Folhapress
São Paulo mayor João Doria
São Paulo mayor João Doria

You have been successfully subscribed. Thanks!

Close

Are you interested in news from Brazil?

Subscribe to our English language newsletter, delivered to your inbox every working day, and keep up-to-date with the most important news from Brazil.

Cancel