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. 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.
WHO (2018) Global Nutrition Policy Review. Country progress in creating enabling policy environments for promoting healthy diets and nutrition
Standards or rules apply to: all foods and beverages being sold in school shops/stores including tuck shops and in vending machines. Criteria to determine which foods are prohibited, limited or encouraged are based on specific foods and beverages, nutrient content, portion size.