Action - GNPR 2016-2017: School health and nutrition (q11) - School fruit and vegetable scheme - 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 childhood overweight or obesity; foster healthy diet and lifestyle habits; educate children and improve knowledge about healthy diet and lifestyle habits; tackle health inequalities; support the agriculture sector by creating farm to school linkages (e.g. cereals, milk, fruit and vegetables supply). 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; school fruit and vegetable scheme; school milk scheme; nutrition education included in school curriculum; physical education in school curriculum; monitoring of children's growth; safe drinking water available free of charge; adequate sanitation and hygiene facilities in schools; school gardens.

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.

Groupe cible: 
School age children (SAC)
Canal de l’intervention: 
Les détails de mise en œuvre: 

The fruit and vegetable scheme is subsidised for all children. Types of fruit and vegetable products provided: fresh fruit and vegetables, 100% fruit juices. Provided 2-3 times per week. Fruit and vegetables are procured domestically. Activities linked to the promotion of fruit and vegetable consumption include: nutrition education, tasting, school gardens, visit to farms.

Niveau de couverture (%): 
87% of 3-15 year old children in the target group

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