Action - GNPR 2016-2017: School health and nutrition (q11) School Health Promoting Policy - Nutrition education included in school curriculum - School age children (SAC)

Programme: GNPR 2016-2017: School health and nutrition (q11) School Health Promoting 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; improve school enrolment; improve school attendance; improve academic performance. Components of the school health and nutrition programme include: nutrition education included in school curriculum; extracurricular nutrition education; physical education in school curriculum; safe drinking water available free of charge; adequate sanitation and hygiene facilities in schools.

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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School age children (SAC)
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Nutrition education curriculum includes: lessons on healthy diet to prevent undernutrition; lessons on healthy diet to prevent overweight and obesity; lessons on the links between nutrition and health. Mandatory in some primary schools covered by this programme.

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