Category: international

2019 Blog – from Scotland’s Deputy First Minister
March 14, 2019March 13, 2019
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2019 Blog – from Scotland’s Deputy First Minister

As thousands of children and young people prepare to enjoy school meals across the country, it’s worth taking a moment to think about who has made the meal in front of them, what they like about it and where it has come from. International School Meals Day 2019 is a welcome opportunity to reflect, share...

2018 – Cookbook competition winners, Somalia
March 26, 2018March 26, 2018
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2018 – Cookbook competition winners, Somalia

It was wonderful to receive this photograph of Taqwa and Buzayri from Somalia who were winners of the cookbook competition, with their certificates. See their recipe – and all the winning entries – here

2018 – Som Rong primary school, Siem Reap, Cambodia
March 15, 2018March 15, 2018
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2018 – Som Rong primary school, Siem Reap, Cambodia

A dish and spoon are not usually the first things that come to mind when thinking about the contents of a typical schoolbag. But for the children of Som Rong primary school in Siem Reap, Cambodia, a dish and spoon take pride of place every day beside their books and stationary. Each morning they line...

2018 – Sohaimen, the Philippines
March 15, 2018March 15, 2018
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2018 – Sohaimen, the Philippines

Sohaimen is a 13 year-old boy from the Philippines. He says his picture shows that nutritious food should be on every family’s table, so that children could achieve their career dreams.

2018 – Farakunku Foundation, The Gambia
March 15, 2018March 15, 2018
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2018 – Farakunku Foundation, The Gambia

The Farakunku Foundation helps children in some of the poorest parts of the Gambia to get an education and stay healthy and well. The Foundation has lunch clubs in place at two Gambian nursery schools, ensuring every pupil gets a nutritious lunch during the school day.

2018 – My Food cookbook
March 15, 2018March 15, 2018
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2018 – My Food cookbook

As part of International School Meals Day 2018 we were delighted to launch the My Food cookbook featuring twenty recipes from around the world, submitted by children and young people as part of the #ISMD2018 cookbook competition! #MyFood We hope children, young people, schools and families enjoy reading, sharing and making the recipes. Download the cookbook

2018 Blog – Tracking International School Meal Network Progress: GCNF to launch Open-Source Global Survey of School Meal Programs
March 13, 2018March 13, 2018
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2018 Blog – Tracking International School Meal Network Progress: GCNF to launch Open-Source Global Survey of School Meal Programs

By Rebecca Steelman, Communications & Development Coordinator, GCNF Around the world, there is an unprecedented understanding and adoption of school meal programs as an economic investment strategy for country governments. Home-grown school feeding programs not only serve social protection and development goals by feeding hungry children and fostering education, they also contribute intergenerational benefits to...