Category: international

2022 – ISMD: the day in numbers
July 1, 2022July 1, 2022
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2022 – ISMD: the day in numbers

This year’s 10th anniversary theme, ‘Celebrating School Meals’, encouraged the sharing of ideas, stories and experiences of the past, present and future. This infographic shows how successful the day was! Thank you to everybody who got involved from around the world. Click here to download the infographic as a PDF  

2022: Exploring school food from the past and the future at a school in London, England
March 15, 2022March 15, 2022
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2022: Exploring school food from the past and the future at a school in London, England

The Cedars Primary School in West London is a a Special Needs School, supporting children and their families with Social, Emotional and Mental Health challenges. The school is a Breakfast Club member with Greggs the Bakers, which offers support not just with a nutrient value but also in educating, enriching and educating the pupils. On Thursday 10 March children and staff were delighted to...

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: A taste of Greece on the menu in a school in England
March 10, 2022March 10, 2022
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2022: A taste of Greece on the menu in a school in England

The children at Mousehold Infant School in England celebrated International School Meals Day with a special menu for lunch! A tasty dish from Greece. Perhaps Dimi’s Greek Chicken Flatbread should feature on more primary school menus. Shared by Norse Catering.

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: 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.