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; improve children’s skills (e.g. cooking, food hygiene); improve school enrolment; improve academic performance. Components of the school health and nutrition programme include: standards or rules for foods and beverages available in schools; hygienic cooking facilities and clean eating environment in schools; school fruit and vegetable scheme; nutrition education included in school curriculum; 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.
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.
Standards or rules apply to: foods and beverages served for lunch in school canteens/cafeterias, Packed lunches and other foods or beverages brought from home, foods and beverages being sold in immediate vicinity of schools. Criteria to determine which foods are prohibited, limited or encouraged are based on specific foods and beverages, portion size.