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Global Forum on Food Security and Nutrition • FSN Forum

Schools as a System to Improve Nutrition - A new statement for school-based food and nutrition interventions

This discussion paper shows that schools offer a unique opportunity to improve nutrition using a systemic, multi-sectoral approach. Social, health, economic and ethic arguments coalesce in and around schools. Looking at schools as a (food system) to improve nutrition offers insights into what interventions to implement and combine to ensure the best possible nutrition outcomes for children in schools, their families and their communities, both now and in future. 

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