Action - GNPR 2016-2017: School health and nutrition (q11) Nutrition friendly school/pre-school programme - School fruit and vegetable scheme - School age children (SAC)

Programme: GNPR 2016-2017: School health and nutrition (q11) Nutrition friendly school/pre-school programme

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). Components of the school health and nutrition programme include: training of school staff on nutrition; standards or rules for foods and beverages available in schools; hygienic cooking facilities and clean eating environment in schools; school fruit and vegetable scheme; school milk scheme; nutrition education included in school curriculum; monitoring of children's growth; adequate sanitation and hygiene facilities in schools; school gardens. http://www.vladars.net/sr-SP-Cyrl/Vlada/Ministarstva/mpk/Pages/default.aspx

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
2014
Target group: 
School age children (SAC)
Delivery: 
Kindergarten/school
Implementation details : 

All children at the targeted schools are eligible to participate in the school fruit and vegetable scheme. The fruit and vegetable scheme is free for all children. Types of fruit and vegetable products provided: fresh fruit and vegetables, dried fruit, 100% fruit juices, tinned or otherwise prepared fruit in water. Provided daily. Fruit and vegetables are procured internationally, domestically.

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