Category: nutrition

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 on the menu for International School Meals Day 2018
March 15, 2018March 15, 2018
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2018 – My Food on the menu for International School Meals Day 2018

By Children in Scotland International School Meals Day (ISMD) aims to encourage young people around the world, with support from their teachers, to connect and talk to each other about the food they eat and the role it plays in their lives. First held in 2013, the day raises awareness of healthy eating and good...

2018 – St. Mary’s Prep, England
March 15, 2018March 15, 2018
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2018 – St. Mary’s Prep, England

St. Mary’s Prep in England is very lucky to offer a wide range of healthy food to its pupils (and staff!). Their International School Meals Day menu included shepherds pie using organic lamb and apple and blackcurrant crumble!

2018 Blog – from Scotland’s Deputy First Minister
March 15, 2018March 15, 2018
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2018 Blog – from Scotland’s Deputy First Minister

Scotland has been a beacon of inspiration across the world for its work in encouraging our children and young people to make better food and drink choices. As we celebrate International School Meals Day 2018, I am delighted to see so many contributions from Scotland to this year’s international cookbook competition. I am proud that...

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...

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  – 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...