Policy - National School Nutrition Policy

Date:
January 2009
Published by:
Ministry of Health and Social Development Ministry of Education
Published year:
August 2008
Is the policy document adopted?:
No / No information
Type of policy:
Nutrition policy, strategy or plan focusing on specific nutrition areas

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Goals
Goals, objectives or targets related to nutrition: 

1.2.1 Main Goal

To improve the nutritional well-being of school children in Seychelles through a school environment conducive to healthy eating.

1.2.2 Objectives

a) To implement nutrition education from crèche through to secondary schools as part of a sequential comprehensive school curriculum;

b) To harmonize the school’s food provision and environment with nutrition education in the curriculum;

c) To build the capacity of staff involved in nutrition education and provision in the principles of healthy eating;

d) To involve the Parent’s Teachers Association and the community in supporting and reinforcing nutrition education and

e) To provide a tool to ensure the school’s compliance to promoting healthy eating.

1.2.3 Outcomes

a) Integration of nutrition education that is in line with the Seychelles Dietary Guidelines in a sequential and comprehensive school curriculum;

b) Improved school’s food provision and environment that is harmonized with nutrition education in the curriculum;

c) Staff involved in nutrition education and provision trained on the principles of healthy eating;

d) Nutrition education supported and reinforced by the Parent’s Teachers Association and the community;

e) Tool to ensure the school’s compliance to promoting healthy eating;

f) Increase in nutrition-related activities at school level;

g) Reduction in diet-related problems amongst school children (dental caries, obesity…).

h) Advertisement/ promotion of food or drink in accordance with the Seychelles Dietary Guidelines.

Reference: 

WHO 2nd Global Nutrition Policy Review 2016-2017

Further notes: 

6.1 Implementation Date

By January 2009, all public and private schools should adopt this policy.

6.2 School Nutrition Award

A mechanism for rewarding schools that are correctly implementing the policy has been instituted. Each year, based on the total number of points that each school scores in their evaluation tool and on-site compliance monitoring by members of the National School Nutrition Committee, the school achieving the highest score will be rewarded the School Nutrition Award.

6.3 Violations of Policy

At school level, the SNAG has the responsibility in ensuring that their respective schools are abiding to the rules of the policy as set. However the National Committee has the mandate to inform and advise the Ministry of Education of those schools whose activities are not in line with the policy. The Ministry of Education will then be responsible in taking further necessary actions to remedy the situation.

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