Action - GNPR 2016-2017: School health and nutrition (q11) Supplementary Food Programme - School feeding programmes - School age children (SAC)

Programme: GNPR 2016-2017: School health and nutrition (q11) Supplementary Food Programme

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; improve school attendance; improve academic performance; reduce food insecurity and hunger. 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. http://www.moe.gov.my/en/rmt

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
1976
Target group: 
School age children (SAC)
Delivery: 
Kindergarten/school
Implementation details : 

School children from low socio-economic level/low income households are eligible for the school feeding programme. This includes primary school pupils, especially those from rural areas and whose families earn a monthly income of RM580 and less, which is RM 140 per capita. School meals are free for all children. Menus are decided 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. At the school level, menus are decided by a nutritionist. Fruits and vegetables are part of the menu daily. Food is procured locally.

Coverage type: 
100% of eligible children range from 2% to 100% percent

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