Action - GNPR 2016-2017: School health and nutrition (q11) Standards for the Operation, Management and Administration of Early Childhood Institutions - Standards or rules for foods and beverages available in schools - School age children (SAC)

Programme: GNPR 2016-2017: School health and nutrition (q11) Standards for the Operation, Management and Administration of Early Childhood Institutions

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. 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; hygienic cooking facilities and clean eating environment in schools; provision of school meals/school feeding programme; school milk scheme; nutrition education included in school curriculum; physical education in school curriculum; safe drinking water available free of charge; school gardens. http://ecc.gov.jm/wp-content/uploads/publications/Complete%20Operation%2...

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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
2007
Target group: 
School age children (SAC)
Delivery: 
Kindergarten/school
Implementation details : 

Standards or rules apply to: foods and beverages served for lunch in school canteens/cafeterias, foods and beverages served at other mealtimes (e.g. breakfast, after-school services), Packed lunches and other foods or beverages brought from home. Criteria to determine which foods are prohibited, limited or encouraged are based on specific foods and beverages, nutrient content.

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