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  1. Financing school feeding: Levers to enhance national programmes

    The WFP Centre of Excellence’s second publication in the Good Practices Series shows examples of successful financing tools for School Feeding Programmes in different countries with diverse contexts. The increase in the attendance and school enrolment; the improvement in students‘ nutrition, health and well-being; the direct and indirect impacts in the families as a whole, and even the encouragement to the human capital development and to local economies, are some examples of the multiple benefits of school feeding. They represent key levers for governments to boost national investments.

  2. L'analyse coût-bénéfice de l'alimentation scolaire à Madagascar

    Ce rapport présente les résultats de l’analyse coût-bénéfice du programme d’alimentation scolaire de Madagascar, conduite en Juillet 2019. L’étude a été mandatée conjointement par le Ministère de l’Éducation Nationale et le Programme Alimentaire Mondial (PAM), dans le cadre du partenariat du PAM avec Mastercard. Son but est de démontrer la pertinence économique du programme d’alimentation scolaire et sa contribution au développement du pays. …

  3. Programme d’alimentation scolaire du Bénin: Analyse coût-bénéfice

    Ce rapport présente les résultats de l’analyse coût-bénéfice du programme d’alimentation scolaire du Bénin, conduite en 2018. L’étude a été menée conjointement par le Ministère des Enseignements Maternel et Primaire du Bénin et le Programme Alimentaire Mondial (PAM), dans le cadre du partenariat du PAM avec Mastercard. Son but est de démontrer la pertinence économique du programme d’alimentation scolaire et sa contribution au développement du pays. …

  4. Educational and health impacts of two school feeding schemes: Evidence from a randomized trial in rural Burkina Faso

    This paper uses a prospective randomized trial to assess the impact of two school feeding schemes on health and education outcomes for children from low-income households in northern rural Burkina Faso. The two school feeding programs under consideration are, on the one hand, school meals where students are provided with lunch each school day, and, on the other hand, take-home rations that provide girls with 10 kg of cereal flour each month, conditional on 90 percent attendance rate. After running for one academic year, both programs increased girls’ enrollment by 5 to 6 percentage points. …

  5. A chance for every schoolchild: Partnering to scale up school health and nutrition for human capital

    Healthy and well-nourished schoolchildren learn better. Healthy children also have better chances to thrive and fulfil their potential as adults. Ensuring that girls and boys stay in school and are able and ready to learn allows countries to develop their human capital and individuals to achieve their full potential in life. It strengthens community cohesion, stability and productivity, and helps make people and societies more resilient in a rapidly changing world. This strategy presents a broad call to action and vision and a focused operational approach. …

  6. 2020 Global Nutrition Report : Action on equity to end malnutrition

    Everyone deserves access to healthy, affordable food and quality nutrition care. This access is hindered by deeper inequities that arise from unjust systems and processes that structure everyday living conditions. This year’s Global Nutrition Report uses the concept of nutrition equity to elucidate these inequities and show how they determine opportunities and barriers to attaining healthy diets and lives, leading to unequal nutrition outcomes. We examine the global burden of malnutrition with an equity lens to develop a fuller understanding of nutrition inequalities. …

  7. Stepping up effective school health and nutrition: A partnership for healthy learners and brighter futures

    School health and nutrition is about investing both in schoolchildren and adolescents’ health and well-being and in their learning, with benefits extending to their homes and communities. When children are sick and hungry, they do not learn well. When children do not receive a quality education, they are less likely to be healthy.

  8. Mitigating the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on food and nutrition of schoolchildren. Interim guidance note

    This joint note from the World Food Programme (WFP), the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the United Nations’ Children Fund (UNICEF) intends to provide government decision makers, school administrators/staff and partners with preliminary guidance on how to support, transform or adapt school feeding (in the short term) to help safeguard schoolchildren’s food security and nutrition during the COVID-19 pandemic.

  9. A chance for every schoolchild: partnering to scale up school health and nutrition for human capital; WFP School Feeding Strategy 2020-2030

    In this strategy (2020-2030) WFP lays out its vision of working with governments and partners to jointly ensure that all primary schoolchildren have access to good quality meals in school, accompanied by a broader integrated package of health and nutrition services. The first section of this document reviews evidence that the investment in the health and nutrition of schoolchildren is important and it also highlights that it is a systematically neglected issue, especially in low-income countries. …

  10. Global nutrition policy review 2016-2017: 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 the WHO Member States. 176 Member States (91%) and one area responded to the survey carried out between July 2016 and December 2017 on topic areas related to infant and young child nutrition, school health and nutrition, promotion of healthy diets, vitamin and mineral nutrition, prevention and management of acute malnutrition and nutrition, and infectious disease. …

  11. School feeding in 2018: beyond the annual performance report 2018 series

    This report contains four sections: Section I presents the introduction. Section II highlights WFP’s achievements in 2018 to assist the world’s most vulnerable children and their families, communities and governments through school feeding activities based on analysis of Annual and Country Performance reports. Section III presents the previously unpublished findings of the stocktaking exercise covering recent evaluations, audits, and country, regional and global discussions, conducted in 2018, which forms the basis for WFP’s new global strategy. …

  12. School feeding in Ghana. Investment case: cost-benefit analysis report

    The Ghana Cost Benefit Analysis was conducted to bring to the attention of government and other stakeholders in school feeding, the investment returns that school feeding yields, and to see school feeding not just as a cost, but as an investment in the Ghana’s human capital and the economy at large. The contribution of school feeding to improving human capital cannot be underestimated; therefore, school feeding should remain a priority for all successive government. This should be supported by legislation. …

  13. Stepping up school-based food and nutrition education: Exploring challenges, finding solutions and building partnerships

    Schools are an ideal setting for creating synergies to address malnutrition and contribute to sustainable development, in that they are able to impact education, health, food security and nutrition simultaneously through various access points and opportunities. The natural linkages between nutrition and education are widely recognized and supported by evidence. Despite this, nutrition education, one of the most direct linkages and globally recommended strategies to foster better diets and food choices, has historically been underfunded and undermined by most sectors. …

  14. School as a system to improve nutrition: a new statement for school-based food and nutrition interventions

    This discussion paper shows that schools offer a unique opportunity to improve nutrition using a systemic, multi-sectoral approach. Social, health, economic and ethic arguments coalesce in and around schools. Looking at schools as a (food system) to improve nutrition offers insights into what interventions to implement and combine to ensure the best possible nutrition outcomes for children in schools, their families and their communities, both now and in future.

  15. Regional overview of national school food and nutrition programmes in Africa

    School feeding programmes are recognized as a key part of food assistance and relief in emergency and development programmes. They are principally concerned with transfer of food to school to alleviate hunger, meet daily consumption needs and encourage attendance and retention. Home-Grown School Feeding programmes (HGSF) in particular have received attention in recent years because of the links to agricultural development and have therefore been widely viewed as a means to address food insecurity while promoting rural development goals in Africa. …

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