Category: health and wellbeing

2019 Blog – If you still think school meals are just about the food, then you haven’t been paying attention. Professor Donald A.P. Bundy, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
March 14, 2019March 13, 2019
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2019 Blog – If you still think school meals are just about the food, then you haven’t been paying attention. Professor Donald A.P. Bundy, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

Since the last International School Meals Day there has been a sea-change in the way that the world thinks about school feeding. In 2018, the third edition of Disease Control Priorities (www.DCP-3.org), led by the World Bank with support from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, provided new insights into the return on investing in...

2019 – Celebrating ISMD In Mozambique
March 14, 2019March 13, 2019
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2019 – Celebrating ISMD In Mozambique

The theme for ISMD 2019 is “Who makes my meal?” The aim is to encourage young people to learn more about where their food comes from. In Mozambique, primary school children in select schools in the Maputo Province understand that their lunch comes from farmers in the United States. The daily fortified, protein-rich corn-soy porridge they...

2019 – School meals in Northern Ireland
March 14, 2019March 13, 2019
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2019 – School meals in Northern Ireland

Around 180,000 meals are produced daily for children in schools in Northern Ireland. Meals are served to children of all ages from nursery to post primary and for those pupils attending special schools. In addition there is a catering provision to staff both in schools and out centres. School food is designed to offer children a...

2019 – a fresh, tasty school lunch from Japan
March 14, 2019March 14, 2019
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2019 – a fresh, tasty school lunch from Japan

An Elementary School in Japan had a lunch of bread with apricot jam, milk, vegetable soup, salad and macaroni and cheese gratin. The food was handmade from scratch – and the food on the yellow tray is a lactose allergy version.