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

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

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. Components of the school health and nutrition programme include: monitoring of children's growth.

Programme type


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.

Target group: 
School age children (SAC)
Implementation details : 

Indicators tracked: underweight, overweight, BMI. Frequency of growth monitoring: In school year 0, 2, 4, 7 and first year in secondary school. No protocol exists for monitoring children's growth in school.The growth monitoring programme includes referral to health services.

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