Action - GNPR 2016-2017: School health and nutrition (q11) Programa de Salud y Nutrición Escolar - Standards or rules for foods and beverages available 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.

Programme type


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

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.

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School age children (SAC)
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Standards or rules apply to: foods and beverages served for lunch in school canteens/cafeterias, foods and beverages served at other mealtimes (e.g. breakfast, after-school services), all foods and beverages being sold in school shops/stores including tuck shops and in vending machines. Criteria to determine which foods are prohibited, limited or encouraged are based on nutrient content.
Se tiene un decreto ejecutivo para regular los alimentos que se venden en los kioskos escolares en que se prohibe la venta de alimentos que son altos en energía, grasas, azúcares y sodio, según criterios técnicos establecidos.

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