Category: food

2022: Dr Muriel Bell and the story of school milk in New Zealand
March 10, 2022March 9, 2022
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2022: Dr Muriel Bell and the story of school milk in New Zealand

Have you heard of pioneering nutritionist Muriel Bell? She had a profound effect on the health of New Zealanders. Appointed New Zealand’s first state nutritionist in 1940, a position she held for almost quarter of a century, Muriel Bell was behind ground-breaking public health schemes including milk in schools, iodised salt and water fluoridation. Bell’s...

2022: A message from the First Minister of Scotland
March 10, 2022March 10, 2022
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2022: A message from the First Minister of Scotland

First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon  has sent her best wishes to everyone taking part in the 10th annual International School Meals Day. ‘School meals play a vital role in supporting the health and wellbeing of our children and young people no matter their circumstances, and I’m proud of the collaborative work Scotland has done with other...

2022: Meet a farmer supporting school meals in Cambodia
March 10, 2022March 9, 2022
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2022: Meet a farmer supporting school meals in Cambodia

Meet Prak Sokhom, a 60 year old farmer in Cambodia, who has been selling vegetables to the school meal programme for three years. This generates income for her farm and family. She says: “I supply winter melon, cucumber and pumpkin to the school.” Shared by the School Meals Coalition.

2022: Blog – Parents show support for plant-based provisions
March 10, 2022March 8, 2022
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2022: Blog – Parents show support for plant-based provisions

Louisianna Waring, Senior Insight and Policy Officer, The Vegan Society shares why the Society is delighted to be celebrating the tenth anniversary of International School Meals Day. It’s an exciting time for us to be able to look ahead at the future of school food and see where plant-based options will feature. As we know,...

2022 – A message from Sharon Hodgson MP
March 9, 2022March 8, 2022
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2022 – A message from Sharon Hodgson MP

Here is a special message for International School Meals Day from Sharon Hodgson MP, the Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on School Food at the UK Parliament in Westminster.