Feeding Minds,Fighting Hunger. Initiatives among school children in India

RAP PUBLICATION 2007/04

Feeding Minds,Fighting Hunger. Initiatives among school children in India

Lalita Bhattacharjee, Valeria Menza and Biplab K. Nandi

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific
Bangkok, 2007

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For copies write to: Biplab K. Nandi
enior Food and Nutrition Officer
Food and Agriculture Organization of the
United Nations, Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific,
39 Phra Atit Road,
Bangkok 10200, Thailand
Email: Biplab.Nandi@fao.org

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Table of Contents

Foreword

Acknowledgements

1. Introduction

2. Evolution of the initiative and methodology

FMFH educational materials

Initiative locations

Delivery of FMFH lessons

Assessment of impact of FMFH lessons on school children

3. Results

4. Conclusions

Children as key agents of change

FMFH materials as a platform to address a variety of issues

FMFH materials lend themselves to initiating food-based intervention strategies

Teachers are a key factor for success

Annex

FMFH partners worldwide