Action - GNPR 2016-2017: School health and nutrition (q11) National School Meals Program - Nutrition education included in school curriculum - School age children (SAC)

Programme: GNPR 2016-2017: School health and nutrition (q11) National School Meals Program

Programme description

These programmes and actions were reported by countries for the 2nd WHO Global Nutrition Policy Review 2016-2017 module on actions related to school health and nutrition programmes. Programme objectives: reduce or prevent child undernutrition (stunting, wasting, micronutrient deficiencies); reduce or prevent childhood overweight or obesity; foster healthy diet and lifestyle habits; educate children and improve knowledge about healthy diet and lifestyle habits; improve children’s skills (e.g. cooking, food hygiene); improve school enrolment; improve school attendance; improve academic performance; reduce food insecurity and hunger; support the agriculture sector by creating farm to school linkages (e.g. cereals, milk, fruit and vegetables supply). Components of the school health and nutrition programme include: standards or rules for foods and beverages available in schools; hygienic cooking facilities and clean eating environment in schools; provision of school meals/school feeding programme; nutrition education included in school curriculum; physical education in school curriculum; safe drinking water available free of charge; adequate sanitation and hygiene facilities in schools; school gardens.

Programme type

References

WHO (2018) Global Nutrition Policy Review. Country progress in creating enabling policy environments for promoting healthy diets and nutrition

http://www.who.int/nutrition/publications/policies/global_nut_policyrevi...

The Global Nutrition Policy Review 2016–2017 is the report of the second comprehensive analysis of nutrition-related policy environment, coordination mechanisms, available capacities and actions being taken in 176 Member States (91%) and one area which responded to the survey carried out between July 2016 and December 2017.

Start date:

January
2006
Target group: 
School age children (SAC)
Delivery: 
Kindergarten/school
Implementation details : 

Nutrition education curriculum includes: lessons on healthy diet to prevent undernutrition; lessons on healthy diet to prevent overweight and obesity; lessons on breastfeeding; lessons on the links between nutrition and health.

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