Action - GNPR 2016-2017: School health and nutrition (q11) Promotion d'une alimentation saine chez les enfants, les jeunes et les adolescents dans les établissements éducatifs, scolaires et préscolaires - Nutrition education included in school curriculum - Sc...

Programme: GNPR 2016-2017: School health and nutrition (q11) Promotion d'une alimentation saine chez les enfants, les jeunes et les adolescents dans les établissements éducatifs, scolaires et préscolaires

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; hygienic cooking facilities and clean eating environment in schools; provision of school meals/school feeding programme; deworming; nutrition education included in school curriculum; physical education in school curriculum; monitoring of children's growth; safe drinking water available free of charge; adequate sanitation and hygiene facilities in schools.

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
2015
Target group: 
School age children (SAC)
Delivery: 
Kindergarten/school
Implementation details : 

Nutrition education curriculum includes: lessons on healthy diet to prevent undernutrition; lessons on healthy diet to prevent overweight and obesity; lessons on breastfeeding; lessons on the links between nutrition and health. Mandatory in all preschools covered by this programme. Mandatory in all primary schools covered by this programme. Mandatory in all secondary schools covered by this programme.

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