Action - GNPR 2016-2017: School health and nutrition (q11) Programme national de Cantines Scolaires - School feeding programmes - School age children (SAC)

Programme: GNPR 2016-2017: School health and nutrition (q11) Programme national de Cantines Scolaires

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: educate children and improve knowledge about healthy diet and lifestyle habits; improve school enrolment; improve school attendance. Components of the school health and nutrition programme include: provision of school meals/school feeding programme; deworming; safe drinking water available free of charge; adequate sanitation and hygiene facilities in schools; 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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Target group: 
School age children (SAC)
Implementation details : 

2 School meals are subsidised for all children. Menus are decided following national food-based dietary guidelines, selecting menus based on lists of foods and beverages. At the regional or national level, menus are decided by a nutritionist. Food is procured internationally, domestically, locally.

Coverage type: 
environ 70%

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