Action - GNPR 2016-2017: School health and nutrition (q11) The Icelandic national curriculum guides for all school levels - Nutrition education included in school curriculum - School age children (SAC)

Programme: GNPR 2016-2017: School health and nutrition (q11) The Icelandic national curriculum guides for all school levels

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: 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); improve school attendance; improve academic performance; tackle health inequalities. http://www.chrodis.eu/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/Summary-Report-CHRODIS-... https://eng.menntamalaraduneyti.is/media/law-and-regulations/Compulsory-...

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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
2011
Target group: 
School age children (SAC)
Delivery: 
Kindergarten/school
Implementation details : 

Nutrition education curriculum includes: lessons on the links between nutrition and health; hands-on cooking skills. Mandatory in all primary schools covered by this programme. Mandatory in some secondary schools covered by this programme. Voluntary for all preschools covered by this programme.

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