Action - GNPR 2016-2017: School health and nutrition (q11) School health promotion and health monitoring in school - Monitoring children's growth in schools - School age children (SAC)

Programme: GNPR 2016-2017: School health and nutrition (q11) School health promotion and health monitoring in school

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 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). Components of the school health and nutrition programme include: extracurricular nutrition education; monitoring of children's growth in school.

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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
2010
Target group: 
School age children (SAC)
Delivery: 
Kindergarten/school
Implementation details : 

Age groups routinely growth monitored: Children 6,11,14,18 years. Measurements taken: height, weight. Indicators tracked: underweight, overweight, BMI. Frequency of growth monitoring: every 4 years. Protocol for monitoring children’s growth in schools: Order no 1668/2011. The growth monitoring programme includes referral to health services.

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