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 school attendance; improve academic performance; 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: training of school staff on nutrition; hygienic cooking facilities and clean eating environment in schools; provision of school meals/school feeding programme; nutrition education included in school curriculum; monitoring of children's growth; safe drinking water available free of charge; school gardens.
Age groups routinely growth monitored: Nivel pre escolar. Measurements taken: height, weight. Indicators tracked: underweight, overweight. Frequency of growth monitoring: No se tiene establecido la periodicidad, sin embargo algunas regiones adoptan el control anual. No protocol exists for monitoring children's growth in school.The growth monitoring programme includes referral to health services.