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 - School feeding programmes - School age children (SAC)

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 : 

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 following national food-based dietary guidelines. At the regional or national level, menus are decided by a health worker. At the local or municipal level, menus are decided by a health worker. At the school level, menus are decided by a health worker. Fruits and vegetables are part of the menu. Food is procured locally.

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