For many disadvantaged schoolchildren living in rural parts of Taiwan, school lunches are their primary source of nutrition. At the same time, however, schools located in said areas have limited resources, and find it increasingly difficult to provide more diverse selections of foods. As such, several of the schools’ students are unable to meet the daily recommended intake of calcium and fiber.
Having recognized the issue, the CDF Foundation initiated the Nutrition 100 program in 2005 and donated a total of five million NTD to 36 schools in Taitung. The success of the initiative quickly led to its expansion, as the Foundation began providing subsidies to remotely located schools in counties and cities all over the nation just a year later. Today, more than 10,000 schoolchildren benefit from the Nutrition 100 plan every year.