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); foster healthy diet and lifestyle habits; improve school attendance; improve academic performance; reduce food insecurity and hunger. Components of the school health and nutrition programme include: standards or rules for foods and beverages available in schools; provision of school meals/school feeding programme. http://www.moe.gov.my/en/rmt
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.
School children from low socio-economic level/low income households are eligible for the school feeding programme. This includes primary school pupils, especially those from rural areas and whose families earn a monthly income of RM580 and less, which is RM 140 per capita. School meals are free for all children. Menus are decided following national food-based dietary guidelines. At the regional or national level, menus are decided by a nutritionist. At the local or municipal level, menus are decided by a nutritionist. At the school level, menus are decided by a nutritionist. Fruits and vegetables are part of the menu daily. Food is procured locally.