Action - GNPR 2016-2017: School health and nutrition (q11) Programa de Salud y Nutrición Escolar - Monitoring children's growth in schools - School age children (SAC)

Programme: GNPR 2016-2017: School health and nutrition (q11) Programa de Salud y Nutrición Escolar

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 childhood overweight or obesity; foster healthy diet and lifestyle habits; educate children and improve knowledge about healthy diet and lifestyle habits. Components of the school health and nutrition programme include: standards or rules for foods and beverages available in schools; school fruit and vegetable scheme; nutrition education included in school curriculum; standards for marketing of food and non-alcoholic beverages to children in school setting; monitoring of children's growth; school gardens. www.mep.go.cr http://www.mep.go.cr/sites/default/files/page/adjuntos/reglamento-vigent...

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
1985
Target group: 
School age children (SAC)
Delivery: 
Kindergarten/school
Implementation details : 

Age groups routinely growth monitored: primero, tercero y sexto grado. Measurements taken: height, weight. Indicators tracked: underweight, overweight, BMI. Frequency of growth monitoring: Every second year. No protocol exists for monitoring children's growth in school.The growth monitoring programme includes referral to health services.

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