Action - GNPR 2016-2017: School health and nutrition (q11) Procedure on child nutrition in pre-shool, school and social care establishments - School feeding programmes - School age children (SAC)

Programme: GNPR 2016-2017: School health and nutrition (q11) Procedure on child nutrition in pre-shool, school and social care establishments

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 childhood overweight or obesity; foster healthy diet and lifestyle habits; educate children and improve knowledge about healthy diet and lifestyle habits; tackle health inequalities; 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: standards or rules for foods and beverages available in schools; provision of school meals/school feeding programme; school fruit and vegetable scheme; school milk scheme; nutrition education included in school curriculum; extracurricular nutrition education; physical education in school curriculum; standards for marketing of food and non-alcoholic beverages to children in school setting; safe drinking water available free of charge; adequate sanitation and hygiene facilities in schools; school gardens. https://e-seimas.lrs.lt/portal/legalAct/lt/TAD/TAIS.411986/tQnlxWjCLV?po...

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

All children in the targeted schools are eligible to receive school meals or participate in the school feeding programme. School meals are free for some children. Menus are decided according to maximum levels of specific nutrients (e.g. total sugars, total fat, saturated fat, trans-fat, salt/sodium), following national food-based dietary guidelines. At the regional or national level, menus are decided by a nutritionist. At the local or municipal level, menus are decided by a nutritionist or other health worker. At the school level, menus are decided by a nutritionist or other health worker. Fruits and vegetables are part of the menu daily. Food is procured domestically.

Coverage type: 
90.00%

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