Nutrition in schools:
1. To sensitize the stakeholders at all levels on the importance of school nutrition services.
2.To ensure all schools have instituted sustainable home-grown meals programmes by 2014. Instituting sustainable home-grown meals programmes.Provide mid morning snacks to pre-primary and primary school children in ASALs and targeted slum schools. Sensitizes the stakeholders on the scaling up of the mid-morning snacks.
3. Enhance nutrition: Review and update the curricula to enhance nutrition information. Develop/harmonize/print training manuals on nutrition, education and counseling. Train TTC lecturers and in-service teachers on nutrition education & assessment. Sensitize school community, and parents on nutrition education. Initiate and strengthen health clubs (4K clubs) in schools. Intiate school gardens including container gardens in urban schools for demonstration.
4. Micronutrient supplementation. 1. To address micronutrient deficiencies. Conduct bi-annual micronutrient supplementation (Vitamin A).
5. Enhance sustainability of school nutrition services. To strengthen mechanisms for sustainability of school nutrition services. Initiate/strengthen school gardens/tree nurseries and income generating activities. Supporting community based growing of food, diversification, milling, fortifying and preservation initiatives. Involve communities in planning, mobilization of resources and management of home-grown meals programmes. Encourage schools to use locally available foods
Food safety: Provision of safe food in schools.
To ensure all food for use should be transported, stored, prepared and served in a hygienic manner. To sensitize school management committee on the importance of medical examination, hygienic food handling and use of protective gear in schools.