The Nauru government is putting increased emphasis on improving the nutrition of young people by expanding a food in schools programme.
It has been subsidising breakfasts in pre-schools and is now to extend the programme to help cover lunches for all students.
The government made an allocation in last week's Budget but the Finance Minister Roland Kun says it will only be a subsidy and parents are still expected to contribute to the cost of lunches.
"The objective is to improve access for school age children to an improved nutritional diet. So, yes, we expect that it will have a positive impact on the nutritional intake of our school aged children. We also expect that it will have a positive impact on the learning outcomes of our children at school."