Category: <span>health and wellbeing</span>

2024: Limekilns School and Community Garden Project, Scotland
January 17, 2024January 17, 2024
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2024: Limekilns School and Community Garden Project, Scotland

Limekilns School and Community Garden Project started in June 2022. We are so pleased that the school has shared their journey. Background The Charlestown, Limekilns and Pattiesmuir Nature Conservation Group approached our school with an idea to establish a garden for use by the school and the wider community. Land has been leased from the...

2023: ISMD – the day in numbers
March 16, 2023March 16, 2023
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2023: ISMD – the day in numbers

This year was the 11th annual International School Meals Day and had the theme, ‘‘Our changing food – methods, menus and meals’’, encouraged children and 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 that it plays in their lives....

2023: Five facts about the benefits of school meal programmes from the Global Child Nutrition Foundation
March 14, 2023March 16, 2023
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2023: Five facts about the benefits of school meal programmes from the Global Child Nutrition Foundation

  Every year on March 9, school feeding leaders, government officials, and community members come together to celebrate International School Meals Day. This year, Global Child Nutrition Foundation (GCNF) is celebrating by sharing our top 5 favorite facts about the benefits of school meal programs found around the world. Authored by Tori Spivey from GCNF. 1....

2023: Raising awareness of good nutrition for all children
March 9, 2023March 9, 2023
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2023: Raising awareness of good nutrition for all children

Happy International School Meals Day! By serving nutritious meals in places of education, Mary’s Meals is bringing food, joy and hope to 2,429,182 children living in some of the world’s poorest communities. It’s important that our meals are nutritious, cost effective and simple to prepare. To ensure we can keep our promise to the children...

2023: A Mexican feast for pupils in Fife, Scotland
March 9, 2023March 9, 2023
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2023: A Mexican feast for pupils in Fife, Scotland

As they celebrated International School Meals Day, pupils at Kelty Primary School in Scotland were also celebrating the first time that many of them had tried Tacos and Fajitas. It was a fun but messy lunch as pupils tried their first ever roll…there were a few stained shirts and jumpers, but also lots of smiles.

2023: A lunch can change a life
March 9, 2023March 9, 2023
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2023: A lunch can change a life

The McGovern-Dole International Food for Education and Child Nutrition Program helps support education, child development and food security in low-income, food-deficit countries around the globe. The program provides for the donation of U.S. agricultural commodities, as well as financial and technical assistance, to support school feeding and maternal and child nutrition projects. The key objective of the...

2023: School Feeding: It’s More than a Meal
March 9, 2023March 9, 2023
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2023: School Feeding: It’s More than a Meal

Learning while hungry is nearly impossible. In honor of International School Meals Day, the Child Health Task Force has developed an animated video on the benefits of school feeding programs for children. The newest addition to our microlearning toolkit, this video was developed with support from USAID Africa Bureau’s Health and Education offices and hosted...

2023: Better health and nutrition allow children to learn and perform better
March 9, 2023March 9, 2023
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2023: Better health and nutrition allow children to learn and perform better

The mission of the World Food Programme is to ensure that all school aged children have access to school meals and are healthy and ready to learn. Every day, millions of children around the world go to school on an empty stomach—hunger affects their concentration and ability to learn. There are also millions of children—particularly...

2023: Blog – Does vegetarian and vegan school meal provision need fixed?
March 9, 2023March 9, 2023
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2023: Blog – Does vegetarian and vegan school meal provision need fixed?

The Vegetarian Society explores what improvement may be useful for reviewing vegetarian and vegan school meal provision. Hands up who hasn’t eaten a school lunch? Only those of us who popped home at dinner time, or plumped solidly for the packed lunch box, or perhaps were homeschooled, might say no to this question, which makes...