Action - GNPR 2016-2017: School health and nutrition (q11) Programa Nacional de Alimentação do Escolar (PNAE - National School Meal Program) - School feeding programmes - School age children (SAC)

Programme: GNPR 2016-2017: School health and nutrition (q11) Programa Nacional de Alimentação do Escolar (PNAE - National School Meal 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; tackle health inequalities; 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: 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; provision of school meals/school feeding programme; micronutrient supplementation; nutrition education included in school curriculum.

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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
1979
Target group: 
School age children (SAC)
Delivery: 
Kindergarten/school
Implementation details : 

All children in the targeted schools are eligible to receive school meals or participate in the school feeding programme. School meals are free for all children. Menus are decided according to maximum levels of specific nutrients (e.g. total sugars, total fat, saturated fat, trans-fat, salt/sodium), according to minimum levels of specific nutrients (e.g. certain vitamins and minerals), following national food-based dietary guidelines. At the local or municipal level, menus are decided by a nutritionist. Fruits and vegetables are part of the menu daily. Food is procured domestically.

Coverage type: 
100% (42.2 million students)

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