Notes about interview with Prof. Moran, El Chaparral


The school has a small specific patch for vegetables grow, kids attend it and harvest; and products used for kitchen menu.

He did not mentioned the third source. However, I assume he means the products they produce locally.

PMA it is the Spanish acronym for WFP, they provide products such as cooking oil, beans and flour.

¨Healthy school¨ it is a government program, which promotes healthy life styles. Teach to detect and early treat health problems in school kids.

Most items in their menu are focus to include the rice in their daily diet.

What they call ¨tamal de cambray¨ it is rice and potatoes pieces mixed with seasoned corn flour dough, wrapped in banana leaves and cooked slowly in big pots.

¨Pastelitos¨ are rice stuffed half-bended seasoned tortillas and fried in soy oil.

¨Mexican taco¨ it is actually not like the Mexican taco we know, it is more a ‘flute’ shape rolled raw tortilla with rice stuffed in the middle and fried in vegetable oil.

¨casamiento¨ it is the rice and beans mixed after they are cooked, called ¨gallo pinto´ in some Latin-American countries.

I used North American usual terms to translate the grade names used.

School program in Honduras it is like:

Primary school: 1-6 grade.

Mid-school, also call ¨Ciclo común¨ from: 7-9 grade.

High school: 10-12 grade. After this, students can go to college if possible.