Action - GNPR 2016-2017: School health and nutrition (q11) Programme de nutrition scolaire - Standards or rules for foods and beverages available in schools - School age children (SAC)

Programme: GNPR 2016-2017: School health and nutrition (q11) Programme de nutrition scolaire

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; 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; ban on vending machines in schools; provision of school meals/school feeding programme; school fruit and vegetable scheme; school milk scheme; take-home rations distributed through schools; micronutrient supplementation; deworming; nutrition education included in school curriculum; extracurricular nutrition education; monitoring of children's growth; safe drinking water available free of charge; adequate sanitation and hygiene facilities in schools; school gardens.

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
2013
Target group: 
School age children (SAC)
Delivery: 
Kindergarten/school
Implementation details : 

Standards or rules apply to: Packed lunches and other foods or beverages brought from home, all foods and beverages being sold in school shops/stores including tuck shops and in vending machines, foods and beverages available at school events (e.g. sports days), foods and beverages being sold in immediate vicinity of schools. Criteria to determine which foods are prohibited, limited or encouraged are based on specific foods and beverages, nutrient content, portion size. Apres l' epidemie a virus ebola , les aliments vendus etaient interdits dans l' ecole.

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