Action - GNPR 2016-2017: School health and nutrition (q11) National school nutrition policy - Extracurricular nutrition education - School age children (SAC)

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

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. 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; hygienic cooking facilities and clean eating environment in schools; provision of school meals/school feeding programme; nutrition education included in school curriculum; extracurricular nutrition education; physical education in school curriculum; safe drinking water available free of charge; adequate sanitation and hygiene facilities in schools.

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
2008
Target group: 
School age children (SAC)
Delivery: 
Kindergarten/school
Implementation details : 

this is not compulsory but as part of the policy all schools are encouraged to include nutrition or food related activities in at least one of the extra curricular activities. This could include the initiation and maintenance of a school vegetable garden, cooking classes or other healthy eating activities.

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