Action - GNPR 2016-2017: School health and nutrition (q11) الصحة المدرسية - School milk scheme - School age children (SAC)

Programme: GNPR 2016-2017: School health and nutrition (q11) الصحة المدرسية

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); 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 school attendance; improve academic performance. Components of the school health and nutrition programme include: training of school staff on nutrition; standards or rules for foods and beverages available in schools; ban on vending machines in schools; hygienic cooking facilities and clean eating environment in schools; provision of school meals/school feeding programme; school milk scheme; nutrition education included in school curriculum; physical education in school curriculum; standards for marketing of food and non-alcoholic beverages to children in school setting; monitoring of children's growth; adequate sanitation and hygiene facilities in schools. http://departments.moe.gov.sa/schoolaffairsagency/RelatedDepartments/Sch...

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.

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

All children in the targeted schools are eligible to participate.

Revision log

No log available for this content