Action - GNPR 2016-2017: School health and nutrition (q11) School Health Policy - School feeding programmes - School age children (SAC)

Programme: GNPR 2016-2017: School health and nutrition (q11) School Health Policy

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); 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: hygienic cooking facilities and clean eating environment in schools; provision of school meals/school feeding programme; micronutrient supplementation; deworming; nutrition education included in school curriculum; extracurricular nutrition education; physical education in school curriculum; 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
2007
Target group: 
School age children (SAC)
Delivery: 
Kindergarten/school
Implementation details : 

School meals are free for all children. The meals are provided by government and WFP using available foods and fortified flour. Food is procured domestically.

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