Action - GNPR 2016-2017: School health and nutrition (q11) PNANSS II (Politique Nationale d'Alimentation, de Nutrition et de Santé Scolaire II) - Monitoring children's growth in schools - School age children (SAC)

Programme: GNPR 2016-2017: School health and nutrition (q11) PNANSS II (Politique Nationale d'Alimentation, de Nutrition et de Santé Scolaire II)

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 child undernutrition (stunting, wasting, micronutrient deficiencies); foster healthy diet and lifestyle habits; educate children and improve knowledge about healthy diet and lifestyle habits; improve school attendance; improve academic performance; tackle health inequalities; reduce food insecurity and hunger; 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: training of school staff on nutrition; hygienic cooking facilities and clean eating environment in schools; provision of school meals/school feeding programme; school fruit and vegetable scheme; 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


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 : 

Age groups routinely growth monitored: Seulement au cours des visites médicale d'admission à l'école et de passage au collège. Measurements taken: height, weight. Indicators tracked: underweight, overweight. Frequency of growth monitoring: Every year. Protocol for monitoring children’s growth in schools: PNANSS II. The growth monitoring programme includes referral to health services.

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