Category: international

2018 Blog – Helping Make ‘My Food’ a Reality in Mozambique – Planet Aid
March 8, 2018March 12, 2018
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2018 Blog – Helping Make ‘My Food’ a Reality in Mozambique – Planet Aid

Mozambican primary school children in the Maputo Province have been enjoying a daily, fortified, protein-rich school lunch for several years thanks to Planet Aid and ADPP Mozambique’s Food for Knowledge Project (FFK) funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s  McGovern-Dole International Food for Education and Child Nutrition Program.  This regular supply of nutritious food offered through the project is a...

2017 Blog  – Safe Nutrition for Children in Peru
March 8, 2017March 8, 2018
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2017 Blog  – Safe Nutrition for Children in Peru

By Klaus Plenge, Key Account Director, Tetra Pak Peru. Known as ‘Qali Warma’, the school feeding programme in Peru delivers milk and other nutritious products to millions of children aged three to five across eight regions in Peru, including coastal areas, mountainous regions and the capital city, Lima, home to more than 30% of the...

2017 Blog – Reflections on the value of schools meal programmes, and the Global Child Nutrition Forum
March 8, 2017March 8, 2018
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2017 Blog – Reflections on the value of schools meal programmes, and the Global Child Nutrition Forum

By Janey Thornton, PhD, GCNF Board Member – written on behalf of the Global Child Nutrition Foundation (GCNF) Over the last ten years, school meal programme advocates have increasingly raised the awareness of the importance and value of school meal programmes across the world. Advocates have come from accepting the fact that girls probably won’t...

2017 Blog – The Best Food in Town?
March 8, 2017March 8, 2018
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2017 Blog – The Best Food in Town?

By Alistair McIntyre, Head of Catering Services at Scottish Borders Council. When I was a young (and not so young) boy I loved school dinners…but I can understand why some of my friends didn’t! The mashed potatoes were texturally challenging and often greyer than a rainy Aberdeen afternoon! The beef required some amount of chewing to get it...

2017 Blog  – McGovern-Dole School Gardens: Connecting Schoolchildren to Food, Culture, and Heritage
March 8, 2017March 8, 2018
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2017 Blog  – McGovern-Dole School Gardens: Connecting Schoolchildren to Food, Culture, and Heritage

As part of its multi-intervention approach to sustainable school meals programming, the United States Department of Agriculture’s Foreign Agricultural Service (USDA/FAS) through its flagship McGovern-Dole International Food for Education and Child Nutrition (McGovern-Dole) program provides support for the establishment of school gardens. These McGovern-Dole supported school gardens address a variety of needs. The gardens serve...

2017 Blog – School Meals: A Critical Strategy Across the Globe
March 8, 2017March 8, 2018
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2017 Blog – School Meals: A Critical Strategy Across the Globe

By Rebecca Middleton, Executive Director, Alliance to End Hunger Hunger can deeply impact individuals, families, and communities.  This is true across the globe, from Mogadishu to right here in Washington, D.C.  While the root causes and true depth of hunger may differ widely from place to place, food insecurity prevents societies everywhere from reaching their...

2017 Blog – Promoting Healthy Diets in School Meals Programmes through Food Systems and nutrition-sensitive agriculture
March 8, 2017March 8, 2018
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2017 Blog – Promoting Healthy Diets in School Meals Programmes through Food Systems and nutrition-sensitive agriculture

By the FAO nutrition team: Boitshepo Glyose, Andrea PoloGalante, Diana Carter, Ana Islas Ramos and Marie Caroline Dode. In line with the Second International Conference on Nutrition (ICN2), the Agenda 2030 and the Sustainable Development Goals (SGDs), the Zero Hunger Challenge and the UN Decade of Action on Nutrition (2016-2025), FAO recognizes school children as...

2017 – Food films from Singapore
March 8, 2017March 8, 2018
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2017 – Food films from Singapore

Pauli Haakenson teaches Mandarin at Singapore American School and made these fantastic videos about foods in Asia. Click the links below to watch the films What do you like to eat? Yummy Fruit From Singapore to Alabama