Category: health and wellbeing

2022: A celebration of good nutrition at Krishna Avanti Primary School, Leicester, England
March 22, 2022March 22, 2022
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2022: A celebration of good nutrition at Krishna Avanti Primary School, Leicester, England

The pupils and staff celebrated International School Meals Day at Krishna Avanti Primary School, Leicester with activity organised by Govinda’s Ltd., the catering subsidiary of Avanti Schools Trust. The events planned included: A whole-school assembly focusing the importance of school meals (on health, education & wellbeing), appreciating each kitchen staff who feed us all year...

2022: Get to know the school lunch programme (USA)
March 10, 2022March 10, 2022
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2022: Get to know the school lunch programme (USA)

Whether it is a wonderful memory of a cafeteria staff person or a favorite meal enjoyed with friends, we all remember the time spent in the school cafeteria. The National School Lunch Program was established in 1946 to provide students access to nutritionally balanced meals. The U.S. Department of Agriculture, or USDA, continues to fund the program...

2022: Blog – How meals offer a route to education… and a way out of hunger and inequality
March 10, 2022March 10, 2022
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2022: Blog – How meals offer a route to education… and a way out of hunger and inequality

Without investing in the health and wellbeing of the next generation, we have no hope of achieving food security, says the World Food Programme’s Carmen Burbano. Even before the pandemic “there was already a global learning crisis,” says Carmen Burbano, head of school feeding at the World Food Programme (WFP). “Children were in school, but they weren’t...

2022: An exciting food programme in Rwanda
March 10, 2022March 10, 2022
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2022: An exciting food programme in Rwanda

Learn about the Home Grown School Feeding Programme in Rwanda, with Chef Claude Bigayimpunzi. The project is supported by World Food Programme and Gardens for Health International. Click here for more information

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...