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Number of Books: 63
A NEW DEAL FOR SCHOOL GARDENS        
subjects:  Food and Nutrition and School Gardening              
levels and types of education: Primary education     Secondary and vocational education         
MUEHLHOF ELLEN
FAO, ROME, 2010
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English
School gardens are cultivated areas around or near to schools, tended at least partly by students. Mainly they produce vegetables and fruits; activities may include small-scale animal husbandry and fishery, beekeeping, ornamental plants and shading, and small-scale staple food production. School gardens are run for a variety of reasons. Some that are gaining prominence in all parts of the world are the promotion of good diet, nutrition education, and the development of livelihood skills, together with the power to extend this learning beyond the school itself in a variety of ways. This educational focus can be an important long-term contributor to national health and food security. This paper is a useful tool for teachers in rural areas but also for planners, educators on rural development and managers of agricultural education.
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Contact: Ellen Muehlhof
Nutrition Education and Consumer Awareness Grou
Nutrition and Consumer Protection Divisio
FAO
Rome,Italy
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla, 00153
Ellen.Muehlhof@fao.org
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ABC: TEACHING HUMAN RIGHTS. PRACTICAL ACTIVITIES FOR PRIMARY AND SECONDARY EDUCATION SCHOOLS        
subjects:  Peace education              
levels and types of education: Primary education              
UNITED NATIONS (UN) -
UNITED NATIONS, GENEVA, 2004, pages 89
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English
French
Spanish
Arabic
Chinese
Russian
ABC: Teaching Human Rights - Practical activities for primary and secondary schools talks about us as human beings. It talks about the process of teaching and learning the significance of the inherent dignity and worth of the human person which is the foundation of freedom, justice and peace in the world (Universal Declaration of Human Rights, preamble). And it talks about the rights that belong to us all.
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Related articles
World Union for Peace and the Fundamental Human Rights of People (UNIPAX)
http://unipax.it/sito/en/index.html

Contact: OHCHR-UNOG
Human Rights
THE OFFICE OF THE HIGH COMMISSIONER FOR HUMAN RIGHTS
Geneva,Switzerland
8-14 Avenue de la Paix
publications@ohchr.org
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AGROFORESTRY FOR HEALTHY LEARNING        
subjects:  Food and Nutrition and School Gardening     Education and Training Planning Tools         
levels and types of education: Primary education     Secondary and vocational education         
VANDENBOSCH TOM
MWAURA GRACE
WORLD AGROFORESTRY CENTRE (ICRAF), 2010
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English
Students at Nturumeti Primary School are growing watermelons alongside timber and fruit trees as part of the Healthy Learning programme aimed at improving teaching, learning and nutrition. This story is an exemple of the use of practical activities to improve teaching and learning as well as the health and nutrition status of school children. Nturumeti Primary School, located in a remote area of Kenya, has successfully contextualized this approach by making the projects participatory - thereby promoting learning by pupils, teachers and parents. Teachers and pupils have actively been using agroforestry learning materials to improve the projects as well as the school's academic performance. This material is an useful tool for teachers in rural areas.
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Related links
World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF)
http://www.worldagroforestrycentre.org/



Contact: World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF)
WORLD AGROFORESTRY CENTRE (ICRAF)
Nairobi,Kenya
T.Vandenbosh@cgiar.org

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ALIMENTAR LA MENTE PARA CRECER Y VIVIR SANOS: NUTRITION EDUCATION IN PRIMARY SCHOOLS IN PARAGUAY        
subjects:  Food and Nutrition and School Gardening              
levels and types of education: Primary education              
MINISTRO DE EDUCACIÓN Y CULTURA - PARAGUAY _
FAO
ROME, 2010
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This educational kit consists of a set of 2 books of educational material for students and one for teachers consisting of lessons and activities on food, nutrition and health for each of the three levels of basic education (Primero, Segundo y Tercero Ciclo) developed in collaboration with the Ministries of Agriculture, Education and Health in Paraguay for integration into the standard curriculum of basic education. This educational kit is a useful tool for teachers in rural areas.
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Primero ciclo de la EEB: Cuadernillo de trabajos prácticos
Spanish
Primero ciclo de la EEB: Guía Didáctica
Spanish
Segundo ciclo de la EEB: Cuadernillo de trabajos prácticos
Spanish
Segundo ciclo de la EEB: Guía Didáctica
Spanish
Tercer ciclo de la EEB: Cuadernillo de trabajos prácticos
Spanish
Tercer ciclo de la EEB: Guía Didáctica
Spanish

Contact: Ministro de Educación y Cultura - Paraguay
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BIODIVERSITY CHALLENGE BADGE        
subjects:  Biodiversity              
levels and types of education: Primary education     Secondary and vocational education         
FAO _
FAO, ROME, 2011
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English
French
Spanish
Italian
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations has teamed up with the Secretariat of the Convention on Biodiversity, the World Association of Girl Guides and Scouts and the Youth and United Nations Global Alliance to offer a Biodiversity Challenge Badge to young people willing to gain the knowledge, skills and values to protect, preserve and improve biodiversity. This publication introduces age-appropriate activities designed to introduce the concepts of biodiversity and to stimulate exploration through activity-based learning. This publication is a useful tool for teachers in rural areas and educators on rural development
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Related links
FAO climate change
http://www.fao.org/climatechange/youth/68784/en/



Contact: Ruben Sessa
FAO
Rome,Italy
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla, 00153
ruben.sessa@fao.org

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CAN NUTRITION EDUCATION MAKE A DIFFERENCE?        
subjects:  Education and Training Planning Tools              
levels and types of education: Primary education     Teachers' training          
MUEHLHOFF E.
FAO, 2005
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English
This paper is a training tool for capacity development initiatives aimed at educators on rural development, and planners. It is also a useful tool for university professors, students and researchers of the agriculture rural development and education sectors. It was presented at the 18th International Congress on Nutrition (Durban, South Africa, September 2005) and is in the nature of a report on work-in-progress of the Education in developing the “nutrition education programme for basic schools” (Grades 1 to 7) in Zambia. The programme objectives were to contribute to improving the health and nutritional status of Zambian schoolchildren aged 7-13 years, and to improve the relevance and quality of education.
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Contact: Education for Rural People Coordination Unit
Education for Rural People group
Natural Resources Management and Environment Department (NR)
FAO
Rome,Italy
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla, 00153
erp@fao.org
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CAPACITY BUILDING FOR NUTRITION EDUCATION IN CHILE         
subjects:  Food and Nutrition and School Gardening              
levels and types of education: Primary education              
FAO _
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English
The promotion of healthy eating and lifestyles is a priority in Chile’s health and nutrition policy. There has been a rise in levels of overweight and obese people during the last 25 years, which has been attributed to an increasingly sedentary lifestyle and a change in eating habits, especially increased consumption of foods rich in fat, sugar and salt and a reduction in vegetables and fruits and other fibre-rich foods. Healthy eating is essential for children’s proper growth and development. This project aims to orient children, teachers and parents on the importance of healthy eating, focusing on local food habits and priority nutrition issues, through introducing nutrition education in Chilean primary schools. The educational strategy was based on the development of a textbook, a teacher’s guide, five practical guides for students from 3rd to 8th grade and a CD ROM. These materials are a useful kit for teachers in rural areas but also for planners, educators on rural development and managers of agricultural education.
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Contact: FAO
Rome,Italy
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla, 00153
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CAPACITY BUILDING FOR NUTRITION EDUCATION IN EL SALVADOR         
subjects:  Food and Nutrition and School Gardening              
levels and types of education: Primary education     Non-formal education         
MINISTERIO DE SALUD - EL SALVADOR _
FAO
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Spanish
Educación en nutrición: Orientación para padres y madres de familia: Nutrition Education: Orientation for parents.This nutrition education book for families from El Salvador was developed to help parents to acquire new knowledge to promote a family environment where every member enjoys food and lives healthily. The book contains different sections that include information about healthy eating, food needs during diarrhoea, colds, flu, menstruation, pregnancy and breastfeeding, food conservation and safe water and food storage at home. This book is a useful tool for teachers in rural areas and children from El Salvador. The material is also available on CD-ROM.
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Contact: Ministerio de Salud - El Salvador
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CHILD LABOUR PREVENTION IN AGRICULTURE. JUNIOR FARMER FIELD AND LIFE SCHOOL (JFFLS) - FACILITATOR’S GUIDE        
subjects:  Food and Nutrition and School Gardening     Education and Training Planning Tools         
levels and types of education: Primary education     Secondary and vocational education     Non-formal education    
FAO ILO
FAO, ROME, 2010
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English
The manual is a valuable outcome of the collaboration between FAO and ILO, it provides exercises and information for the integration of child labour prevention in JFFLS curricula. A key strategy used by the International Labour Organization (ILO) to prevent child labour is the sensitization on child labour and its harmful effects on children. This Module proposes a set of exercises that can be done in the JFFLS, most of them expressly aimed for the JFFLS students, and some of them specifically designed to involve the children’s parents and guardians. This manual is a training tool for capacity development initiatives aimed at educators on rural development, and planners.
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Related links
Food, Agriculture & Decent Work
http://www.fao-ilo.org/fao-ilo-home/en/?no_cache=1



Contact: Djeddah, Carol
ESW
FAO
Rome,Italy
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla, 00153
Carol.Djeddah@fao.org

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CHILD-FRIENDLY SCHOOLS MANUAL        
subjects:  Education and Training Planning Tools              
levels and types of education: Primary education              
UNICEF _
UNICEF, 2009, pages 201
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English
French
Spanish
This Manual is a training tool for capacity development initiatives aimed at education policy makers, planners and practitioners. The Manual presents the child-friendly school (CFS) model, which is a holistic instrument for pulling together a comprehensive range of interventions in quality education for every girl and boy. It has been developed by UNICEF as a reference document and practical guidebook to help countries implement Child Friendly Schools approach in their education systems.
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Related links
UNICEF
http://www.unicef.org/



Contact: Maida Pasic
UNICEF
mpasic@unicef.org

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CHILDREN AND BIODIVERSITY.         
subjects:  Biodiversity              
levels and types of education: Primary education              
FAO -
FAO, ROME, 2003
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These booklets are a useful tool for teachers. Since one of the best ways to learn good agricultural practices is in the classroom itself, FAO has prepared a series of booklets and teacher's guides on Agriculture Practices, Biodiversity and Environmental Education. Each book covered a particular agro-ecological zone. The purpose of the booklets is to explain the links between the environment and the agro-pastoral practices used by farming families and communities. The booklets will teach them how nature works, what their local natural resources are and how these resources can be used in a sustainable manner. In this way, the booklets will encourage young people to appreciate their environment and become responsible for it by protecting and improving the productivity of their land and sharing what they learn within their communities. The booklets are in a "comic book" format to make learning and teaching easier and more attractive. Each chapter includes a series of exercises and activities designed to stimulate the students' imaginations and to record their own experiences and what they have learned from the chapter. The booklets are produced in international languages (Arabic, French, English) and contain illustrations of local landscapes, animals and vegetation.
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Creation and Maintenance of a Wildlife Reserve
Arabic
Discovering the Talila Reserve
English
Pastoral Lifestyle and use of the Savannah
English
Discovering the natural resources of the Hindu Kush Himalayan region.
English
Tous ensemble pour l'avenir du Sahel
French

Related links
websites aimed at raising the awareness of children and youth on issues related to biodiversity and agriculture.
http://www.fao.org/wfd/



Contact: Batello Caterina
Grassland and Pasture Crops Group
Crop and Grassland Service (AGPC)
Plant Production and Protection Division
FAO
Rome,Italy
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla, 00153
Caterina.batello@fao.org

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CLIMATE CHANGE AND FOOD SECURITY CHALLENGE BADGE        
subjects:  Education and Training Planning Tools              
levels and types of education: Primary education     Secondary and vocational education         
FAO _
FAO, ROME, 2011
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English
Climate change is a global problem but many of its causes are due to individual lifestyle choices. The Climate Change and Food Security Challenge Badge will raise awareness of how our everyday activities contribute to climate change and how different communities and individuals are already being affected by it, especially in regards to access to water and food. Moreover,young people will learn about the importance of eating healthy food and in adequate quantity, quality and variety. They will learn that many people are not able to access the food they need resulting in hunger and malnutrition. Young people have an important role to play in addressing the issues of our world and have the enthusiasm and energy to undertake local initiatives and participate in international arenas. The badge curriculum contains activities for young people from 5 to 20 years of age and it is divided into three categories: Our Climate, Our Food and Our World. Each category contains a selection of activities and projects they can carry out to learn more about weather and climate and food and consumer choices. By carrying out these activities young people will be encouraged to take action against global warming, environmental degradation and hunger in the world. The guide will be available in English, French, Spanish and Italian. This paper is a useful tool for teachers in rural areas and educators on rural development
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Related links
FAO climate change
http://www.fao.org/climatechange/youth/68784/en/



Contact: Ruben Sessa
FAO
Rome,Italy
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla, 00153
ruben.sessa@fao.org

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ECOLOGIA Y ENSENANZA RURAL N. 121        
subjects:  Education and Training Planning Tools              
levels and types of education: Teachers' training      Primary education         
FAO _
FAO, ROME, 1994
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English
This book illustrates what basic education for rural children should be. The mission of a rural school should be to prepare children to solve concrete problems in their communities. Education should create interaction between the daily life of the community (village) and school routines. The manual supplies tools concerning the following themes: soil, water, plants, animals and ecology. The target audience are teachers in rural areas.
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Related articles
Nociones ambientales básicas para profesores rurales y extensionistas. Estudio FAO Montes 131
http://www.fao.org/DOCREP/006/W1309S/W1309S00.HTM

Contact: Education for Rural People group
NRRR
FAO
Rome ,Italy
Via delle Terme di Caracalla
erp@fao.org
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ECOLOGY AND RURAL EDUCATION. MANUAL FOR RURAL TEACHER        
subjects:  Trees and Forests              
levels and types of education: Primary education              
FAO _
FAO, ROME , 1994
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English
French
Spanish
The manual targets rural teachers in the Peruvian Andes. The manual proposes an ecological orientation to primary education, whilst adapting it to the requirements and interests of the rural child, and the planning of educational resources available for this purpose.
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Contact: Pieter van Lierop
Forestry Department
FAO
Rome,Italy
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla, 00153
Pieter.vanlierop@fao.org
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EDUCACIÓN AMBIENTAL PARA EL TRÓPICO DE COCHABAMBA        
subjects:  Biodiversity              
levels and types of education: Primary education              
LANZA GREGORIO
MINNICK GREGORY
FAO, TRÓPICO DE COCHABAMBA, 1999
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These publications target children and their teachers. This educational course is specifically written to provide information on the environment of the Trópico de Cochabamba, Bolivia, the characteristics of the region, how to run a school garden and how to manage a home garden in order to improve family’s entries. Each course is divided into twelve lessons, exercises and researches; each activity is adapted for three grades of school, from the sixth to the eight degree of basic school.
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Educación ambiental para el Trópico de Cochabamba. Sexto de primaria
Spanish
Educación Ambiental para el Trópico de Cochabamba. Septimo de primaria
Spanish
Educación Ambiental para el Trópico de Cochabamba. Octavo de primaria
Spanish

Contact: Education for Rural People Coordination Unit
Education Group
Research and Extension Division
FAO
Rome,Italy
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla 0153
erp@fao.org
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EDUCACIÓN EN ALIMENTACIÓN Y NUTRICIÓN PARA LA ENSEÑANZA BÁSICA        
subjects:  Food and Nutrition and School Gardening              
levels and types of education: Primary education              
OLIVARES SONIA
ZACARÍAS ISABEL
ANDRADE MARGARITA
FAO, SANTIAGO DE CHILE, 2003
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This didactic material, prepared in the framework of the FAO project "Education on nutrition for primary schools in Chile", addresses teachers and students of primary schools. It aims at furnishing the incorporation of food and nutrition contents in the study programmes by providing valuated educational materials. These didactic materials may also support governmental education, health and agricultural teams and NGO responsible of carrying out projects and actions of promotion, education, training and communication on the subject.
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Educación en Alimentación y Nutrición para la Enseñanza Básica. Guías de Alumnos y Alumnas
Spanish
Educación en Alimentación y Nutrición para la Enseñanza Básica. Módulos de contenidos
Spanish

Related links
FAO Oficina Regional para America LAtina y el Caribe
http://www.rlc.fao.org/



Contact: Valeria Menza
Nutrition Programme Service
Nutrition and Consumer protection Division
FAO
Rome,Italy
Viale della Terme di Caracalla 00153
valeria.menza@fao.org

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EDUCATION FIRST        
subjects:  Education and Training Planning Tools              
levels and types of education: Primary education              
UNITED NATIONS SECRETARY-GENERAL _
UNITED NATIONS, NEW YORK, 2012
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English
Education is the basic building block of every society. It is the single best investment countries can make towards building prosperous, healthy and equitable societies. In order to renew and reinvigorate global commitments to education, United Nations Secretary-General BAN Ki-moon has launched the Education First initiative to put every child in school, improve the quality of learning, and foster global citizenship. This booklet is of special interest to primary and secondary school teachers and students, rural youth, adult community groups, and rural development specialists.
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Related links
The Education First. The UN Secretary General's Global Initiative on Education
http://www.globaleducationfirst.org/


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EDUCATION FOR RURAL PEOPLE: A CRUCIAL FACTOR FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT        
subjects:  Education and Training Planning Tools              
levels and types of education: Primary education     Higher education, Life long learning, Tertiary education         
GASPERINI LAVINIA
FAO, ROME, 2003
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English
The article is a training tool for teachers in rural areas. It is also a useful tool for university professors, students and researchers of the agriculture rural development and education sectors. It illustrates how two primary schools operate: one is currently located in northern Mozambique, the other existed in mid-Norway in the mid twentieth. The two schools illustrate, respectively, what basic education for rural children all too often consists of and what it could be – if only the right policies, resources and community support were in place and properly applied, with its teachers well-qualified and its pupils well-equipped with reading and writing materials.
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Contact: Education for Rural People group
NRRR
FAO
Rome ,Italy
Via delle Terme di Caracalla
erp@fao.org
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FAO AND THE EIGHT MILLENNIUM DEVELOPMENT GOALS        
subjects:  Education and Training Planning Tools              
levels and types of education: Primary education              
FAO _
FAO, ROME, 2010
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English
French
Spanish
Arabic
Chinese
Russian
The work of FAO on education for rural people is included in a communication and information package on FAO and the Millennium Development Goals developed by the Office of Corporate Communications and External Relations (OCE), which includes factsheets providing an overview of FAO’s involvement in each of the MDGs, a booklet describing FAO’s approach towards each of the Goals and the inter-linkages between them. All the materials have been prepared in the six official languages of FAO. FAO is involved in the MDG2 leading the partnership Education for Rural People (ERP). ERP fosters rural peoples’ capacity to be food secure and to manage natural resources in a sustainable way through increasing access to quality education and skills training for all rural children, youth and adults. FAO also provides technical assistance to member countries for implementing school gardens and school-feeding programmes, which can encourage school attendance and bring direct nutritional benefits to children. This booklet is an useful tool for teachers and policy makers.
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Contact: Mariann Kovacs
FAO
Rome,Italy
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla, 00153
Mariann.Kovacs@fao.org
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FEED MINDS, CHANGE LIVES - SCHOOL FEEDING: HIGHLIGHTS AND NEW DIRECTIONS        
subjects:  Food and Nutrition and School Gardening              
levels and types of education: Primary education              
WORLD FOOD PROGRAMME _
WORLD FOOD PROGRAMME, 2009
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English
The World Food Programme has worked with governments and NGOs on school feeding programmes for 45 years. As the lead organization in this field, WFP is committed to learn from and share its experiences about what works and what does not work in school feeding. There are 66 million school children who go to school hungry. School feeding is a powerful hunger response for children and their families. This book includes several case studies and it is useful for teachers in rual areas and policy makers.
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Related links
School Meals -- In-depth
http://www.wfp.org/school-meals/in-depth



Contact: Giorgia Mazzotta
OEDP - School Feeding
WORLD FOOD PROGRAMME
Rome,Italy
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla, 00153
Giorgia.Mazzotta@wfp.org

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FEEDING MINDS, FIGHTING HUNGER         
subjects:  Food and Nutrition and School Gardening              
levels and types of education: Primary education     Teachers' training          
NUTRITION PROGRAMMES SERVICE (AGNP)
FAO, ROME , 2002
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English
French
Spanish
Arabic
Chinese
Portuguese
Kiswahili
This global educational initiative targets teachers in order to provide them with information and activities to introduce children to the issues of hunger, malnutrition, and food security. Easy teaching modules have been developed for each of three levels of education - primary, intermediate and secondary - all of which cover, in varying degrees of complexity, the topics of what are hunger and malnutrition, who are the hungry, why are people hungry and malnourished and what can we do to help end hunger. The materials have been designed as a starting point for teachers around the world to introduce these topics to their students. Teachers can adapt and refine the materials to meet local needs and conditions. In addition, a key component of the initiative is information sharing among teachers and students in such a way as to create an interactive forum for exchanging ideas and experiences around the world. The materials and the interactive, online framework encourage teachers to contribute additional lessons and activities leading toward creating a world free from hunger.
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Related links
Links about nutrition and education
http://www.fao.org/es/esn/index_en.htm



Related articles
Food, Nutrition and Agriculture NO 33
http://www.fao.org/documents/show_cdr.asp?url_file=/docrep/006/j0243m/j0243m00.htm

Contact: Valeria Menza
Nutrition Programmes Service
Nutrition and Consumer Protection Division
FAO
Rome,Italy
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla, 00153
valeria.menza@fao.org

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FOOD AND NUTRITION EDUCATION STUDENT'S BOOKS: COMIDAVENTURAS        
subjects:  Food and Nutrition and School Gardening              
levels and types of education: Primary education              
FAO _
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English
The Student’s Books were created for children from 1st to 7th grade and they include a great variety of information and activities. As the students review the pages, they will discover a great adventure full of new knowledge, secrets and tastes. Comidaventuras will help them find out about the art of cooking and explore different food habits from other populations and their own. The books were intended for young explorers and travellers who want to learn new recipes, have fun with everyday food, eat healthily and feel good. Moreover, children will also learn about food history and will develop a series of edible experiments. These young travellers will have the opportunity to discover a great variety of information about food in Argentina and around the world and will find fun characters, facts, news and stories.
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FOOD AND NUTRITION EDUCATION: TEACHER'S BOOKS        
subjects:  Food and Nutrition and School Gardening              
levels and types of education: Primary education              
FAO _
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English -
NON SI TROVANO I LIBRI SUL WEB The Food and Nutrition Education Teacher’s Books were developed for teachers. They propose a theoretical updated vision of the theme of human nutrition and diet. The books contain a variety of didactic routes and activities to develop in class and at home, with the participation of the families. They were conceived to support the school practices that are already being developed in the primary schools of Argentina. The books’ perspective is that food and nutrition are a complex phenomenon that integrates the biological and cultural dimensions. Food education is seen as a challenge for schools. This situation helped identify the need to propose a pedagogical and didactic approach that articulates concepts from different fields of knowledge and that integrates the traditional and everyday practices of the people. The material includes three Teacher Books, each one for different levels of primary school education, and a Student Book (Comidaventuras) for each book.
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Related links
Nutrition Education in Primary Schools in Argentina
http://www.fao.org/ag/humannutrition/nutritioneducation/49739/en/arg/



Contact: FAO
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla, 00153

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FOOD COMES FIRST. FAO AND THE EIGHT MILLENNIUM DEVELOPMENT GOALS        
subjects:  Education and Training Planning Tools              
levels and types of education: Primary education     Non-formal education         
FAO _
ROME , 2010, pages 10
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English
MDG 2 Achieve universal primary education Education has long been acclaimed as a powerful engine for reducing hunger and poverty. Yet today, hunger and poverty not only persist, they stand in the way of the drive toward universal primary education because they contribute to poor health and compromise children’s abilities to learn. This paper explains the FAO involvement in programmes and activities that aim to reduce childhood malnutrition, improve the access of rural children to primary education, and provide education and skills training to youth and adults in rural areas. This paper is an useful tool for teachers, extensionists and policy makers.
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Contact: ERP CoordinationUnit
FAO
Rome,Italy
Via delle terme di Caracalla, 00153
erp@fao.org
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GROWING SOYBEAN AND MAIZE IN ROTATION        
subjects:  Plants              
levels and types of education: Non-formal education     Secondary and vocational education     Primary education    
IITA
INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE OF TROPICAL AGRICULTURE, 2006
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English
This manual targets mainly farmers or vocational education students, but thanks to its simplicity and many expressive pictures it could be used by primary school pupils. It presents the advantages and methods for growing soybean and maize in rotation on the same plot.
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Related links
www.iita.org




Contact: IITA (INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE OF TROPICAL AGRICULTURE)
Ibadan,Nigeria
PMB 5320, Ibadan
iita@cgiar.org

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HIV/AIDS. LIFE SKILLS PROGRAMME FOR SOUTHERN SUDAN        
subjects:  HIV/AIDS              
levels and types of education: Primary education     Non-formal education     Teachers' training     
ISAAC AGUM
DATIRO GRACE
SAMSON
UNICEF , NEW YORK, 2003, pages 72
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English
This booklet is for mentors about Life Skills-Based Education materials that are used in emergency situations, especially for children and young people who are vulnerable to sexual abuse and rape. While the materials are intended for an audience, ages 10 and up in Southern Sudan, the core content of the material is universally applicable and the materials can be adapted to a particular situation.
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Related links
UNICEF HIV/AIDS website
http://www.fao.org/hivaids/index_en.htm
UNICEF publications
http://www.unicef.org/publications/index_pubs_hivaids.html



Related articles
Young People and HIV/AIDS
http://www.unicef.org/publications/files/Young_People_and_HIV_AIDS.pdf

Contact: Agum Isaac
Life Skills
Basic education
UNICEF
New York,USA
3 United nations Plaza, 10017
aisaac@unicef.org

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HOME GROWN SCHOOL FEEDING: A FRAMEWORK TO LINK SCHOOL FEEDING WITH LOCAL AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION        
subjects:  Food and Nutrition and School Gardening              
levels and types of education: Primary education              
WORLD FOOD PROGRAMME _
WORLD FOOD PROGRAMME , 2009
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English
In the broadest sense, home-grown school feeding (HGSF) is a school feeding programme that provides food produced and purchased within a country to the extent possible. The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has collaborated with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD) and other partners to develop an approach to HGSF. This document is a culmination of these efforts. It focuses in particular on linking school feeding programmes with local small-scale farmer production by creating an ongoing market for small landholders (“smallholders”). More in-depth case studies are also available for Home-Grown School Feeding Programmes in four countries (Brazil, Ghana, India and Thailand). This study is an useful tool for policy makers.
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Related links
School Meals -- In-depth
http://www.wfp.org/school-meals/in-depth



Contact: Giorgia Mazzotta
OEDP - School Feeding
WORLD FOOD PROGRAMME
Rome,Italy
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla, 00153
Giorgia.Mazzotta@wfp.org

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JUNIOR FARMER FIELD AND LIFE SCHOOL EXPERIENCES, CHALLENGES AND INNOVATIONS        
subjects:  Food and Nutrition and School Gardening              
levels and types of education: Non-formal education     Primary education     Higher education, Life long learning, Tertiary education    
FAO _
ROME, 2008
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English
The purpose of this report is to document some of the Junior Farmer Field and Life Schools (JFFLS) experiences to date, and allow readers to reflect on approaches used in the various JFFLS in the countries where they have been set up. The goal of the JFFLS is to empower vulnerable youths, giving them livelihood options and long-term food security while minimizing their vulnerability to destitution and to risky coping strategies. This report is a useful tool for teachers in rural areas but also for planners, educators on rural development, and managers of agricultural education.
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Contact: Gender, Equity and Rural Employment Division, FAO
FAO
Rome,Italy
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla, 00153
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LAND AND PROPERTY RIGHTS JUNIOR FARMER FIELD AND LIFE SCHOOL (JFFLS) - FACILITATOR’S GUIDE        
subjects:  Food and Nutrition and School Gardening     Education and Training Planning Tools     Soil and land rights    
levels and types of education: Primary education     Secondary and vocational education     Non-formal education    
FAO ILO
FAO, ROME, 2010
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English
The module contributes to the JFFLS approach by helping the students acquire the knowledge, skills and values they need to be able to build their future and in the specific in knowing and protecting their land, property and human rights and the rights of others. In this way, JFFLS participants can contribute to building a culture of rights in their communities and environments. Secure property rights are central to any effort to address inequality, poverty, vulnerability to food insecurity and sustainable development in general. The JFFLS programme, especially its life skills component, is an excellent channel for introducing the topic of land and property rights to young people. Learning about land and property rights will help students understand the impact that gender inequality in land and property rights can have on people’s livelihoods and food security, and the role that these rights can play in building and strengthening livelihoods and in reducing poverty. This module is a training tool for capacity development initiatives aimed at educators on rural development, and planners.
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Related links
Food, Agriculture & Decent Work
http://www.fao-ilo.org/fao-ilo-home/en/?no_cache=1



Contact: Djeddah, Carol
ESW
FAO
Rome,Italy
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla, 00153
Carol.Djeddah@fao.org

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LANDMARK SURVEY TRACKS DECADE OF CHANGES IN INDIA        
subjects:  Education and Training Planning Tools              
levels and types of education: Primary education              
HIBLER MICHELLE
THE INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT RESEARCH CENTRE (IDRC), 2012
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English
In recent decades, the Indian government launched a number of policies and programs to improve elementary education and access to it. Among them, a National Policy on Education in 1986 was followed by Operation Blackboard to improve facilities. The 42-district District Primary Education Programme of 1994, aimed at universalizing primary education, had spread to 272 districts in 18 states by 2000. This paper is a tool for capacity development initiatives aimed at educators, policy-makers, and planners.
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Contact: The International Development Research Centre (IDRC)
Ottawa, ON,Canada
150 Kent Street
info@idrc.ca
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LEARNING FROM EXPERIENCE        
subjects:  Food and Nutrition and School Gardening              
levels and types of education: Primary education              
WORLD FOOD PROGRAMME _
WORLD FOOD PROGRAMME, 2009
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English
The World Food Programme has worked with governments and NGOs on school feeding programmes for 45 years. As the lead organization in this field, WFP is committed to learn from and share its experiences about what works and what does not work in school feeding. There are 66 million school children who go to school hungry. School feeding is a powerful hunger response for children and their families. This book includes several case studies and it is useful for teachers in rual areas and policy makers.
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Related links
School Meals -- In-depth
http://www.wfp.org/school-meals/in-depth



Contact: Giorgia Mazzotta
OEDP - School Feeding
WORLD FOOD PROGRAMME
Rome,Italy
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla, 00153
Giorgia.Mazzotta@wfp.org

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MANUAL DEL SISTEMA AGROECOLÓGICO ESCOLAR. PROGRAMA DE EDUCACIÓN ECOLOGICA        
subjects:  Food and Nutrition and School Gardening     Trees and Forests         
levels and types of education: Primary education              
VELAZCO GONZALES TELÉFORO
VAN LIEROP SIPS PIETER
MINISTERIO DE EDUCACIÓN PERÚ, LIMA, 1995, pages 246
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Spanish
This document contains information for primary school teachers. It describes the concept of an Agroecological School System for primary schools in the highlands of Peru as used by FAO project. This system contains different interrelated production components(humus production, small animal husbandry (worms, guinea pigs and chickens), agriculture forage, medicinal and aromatic plants and vegetables) and forestry (tree nursery and plantation). The system has both pedagogical and nutritional objective. It is based on agroecological principles, recognition of traditional knowledge and may support school lunches; it also provides suggestions on the pedagogical use and evaluation of students.
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Related links
FAO Forestry Department
http://www.fao.org/forestry/en/



Contact: Pieter Van Lierop
Forest Resources Development Service
Forestry Department
FAO
Rome,Italy
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla 00153
pieter.vanlierop@fao.org

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MANUAL FORESTAL ESCOLAR        
subjects:  Trees and Forests              
levels and types of education: Primary education     Teachers' training          
VELAZCO GONZALES TELÉSFORO
MINISTERIO DE EDUCACIÓN DEL PERÚ, LIMA, 1993, pages 202
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Spanish
The document was developed for primary school teachers as a support to implement forest and environmental education in their schools Originally developed for a Forestry and Ecology Education Programme executed by FAO in the Peruvian highlands, it describes all basic activities in establishing and managing school tree nurseries, how to produce tree plants in these nurseries and how to establish a school plantation.
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Related links
FAO Forestry Department
http://www.fao.org/forestry/en/



Contact: Pieter Van Lierop
Forest Resources Development
Forestry Department
FAO
Rome,Italy
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla 00153
pieter.vanlierop@fao.org

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OUR WATER OUR LIFE        
subjects:  Water              
levels and types of education: Primary education              
ASIA/PACIFIC CULTURAL CENTRE FOR UNESCO (ACCU) -
ASIA/PACIFIC CULTURAL CENTRE FOR UNESCO (ACCU), TOKYO, 2002, pages 16
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English
This booklet targets children and youth explaining to them, with the help of drawings and dialogues, the crucial importance of water, what is making water dirty, what to do to keep water clean and the water cycle.
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Related links
Water cartoons developed for the World Food Day
http://www.fao.org/landandwater/default.stm



Related articles
Control of water pollution from agriculture
http://www.fao.org/docrep/W2598E/W2598E00.htm

Contact: Mari Takano
Education
ASIA/PACIFIC CULTURAL CENTRE FOR UNESCO (ACCU)
Tokyo,Japan
6, Fukuromachi, Shinjuku-ku, 162-8484
+81332694559
maritakano@accu.or.jp

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PROGRAMA DE EDUCACIÓN FORESTAL        
subjects:  Trees and Forests     Education and Training Planning Tools         
levels and types of education: Primary education     Teachers' training          
IZQUIERDO WILSON
VELAZCO GONZALES TELÉSFORO
MINISTERIO DE EDUCACIÓN DEL PERÚ, LIMA, 1993, pages 254
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Spanish
The document was developed for primary school teachers as a support to implement forest and environmental education in their schools. Originally developed for a Forestry and Ecology Education Programme executed by FAO in the Peruvian highlands, it describes all basic activities in establishing and managing school tree nurseries, how to produce tree plants in these nurseries and how to establish a school plantation.
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Related links
FAO Forestry Deaprtment
http://www.fao.org/forestry/en/



Contact: Pieter Van Lierop
Forest Resources Development Service
Forestry Department
FAO
Rome,Italy
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla 00153
pieter.vanlierop@fao.org

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SCHOOL FEEDING: A SOUND INVESTMENT        
subjects:  Food and Nutrition and School Gardening              
levels and types of education: Primary education              
WORLD FOOD PROGRAMME _
BOSTON CONSULTING GROUP _
WORLD FOOD PROGRAMME , 2009
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English
WFP and the Boston Consulting Group conducted a study which assessed the monetary costs and economic benefits of providing school meals. The study, based on data from Lao PDR and Kenya, and global academic and empirical evidence, incorporated all main recognized outcomes of school meals: nutrition/health, educational benefits, and value transfer (added household income). This study is useful for policy makers.
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Related links
School Meals -- In-depth
http://www.wfp.org/school-meals/in-depth



Contact: Giorgia Mazzotta
OEDP - School Feeding
WORLD FOOD PROGRAMME
Rome,Italy
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla, 00153
Giorgia.Mazzotta@wfp.org

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SCHOOL GARDENING SERIES        
subjects:  Food and Nutrition and School Gardening              
levels and types of education: Primary education     Teachers' training          
NAJLA VELOSO SAMPAIO BARBOSA
MARIA DO CARMO ARAÚJO FERNANDES
CAROLINA MARTINS DOS SANTOS CHAGAS
FAO, ROME, 2008
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This series proposes an example of dynamics and active, inter- and trans-disciplinary pedagogy. It proposes a quality education open to the needs of the communities which has its focus on school garden. The first volume analyzes the current situation in Brazil in particular and in the world in general with respect to different environmental and nutritional aspects. This study points out school garden as a tool to produce a culture of food security and environmental quality and it also analyses how this matter could be integrated into the school curriculum. The second volume gives basic information about how to care and implement school gardens. The third volume explains how to change children, teenagers nutritional habits to improve their health. This teaching tool is aimed at teachers and professionals in school gardening.
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A Horta Escolar Dinamizando o Currículo da Escola. Caderno 1
Spanish
Orientações para Implantação e Implementação da Horta Escolar. Caderno 2
Spanish
Alimentação e Nutrição: Caminhos para uma Vida Saudável. Caderno 3
Spanish

Related links
Educando com a Horta Escolar
http://www.educandocomahorta.org.br/



Contact: FAO - FUNDO NACIONAL DE DESENVOLVIMENTO DA EDUCAÇÃO (FNDE)
educandocomahorta@fnde.gov.br

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SCHOOL SANITATION AND HYGIENE EDUCATION INDIA: RESOURCE BOOK AND HANDBOOK FOR TEACHERS        
subjects:  Water              
levels and types of education: Early childhood     Primary education         
SNEL MARIELLE
GANGULY SUMITA
IRC INTERNATIONAL WATER AND SANITATION CENTRE, DELFT, 2002, pages 47
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English
This handbook targets teachers working in pre-school and primary school. It will help them in classroom to teach children about hygiene and sanitation issues, advicing them methodologies and a number of practical activities based on a child-to-child approach.
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Related links
A toolkit on Hygiene Sanitation and Water in schools
http://www.schoolsanitation.org/index.html



Related articles
Learning to Grow up with a Sanitation Culture ¿ A Case Study Of The Nepal School Sanitation and Hygiene Education Programme
http://www.schoolsanitation.org/Resources/Readings/Nepal_Case%20Study%20Ban.doc
Toilet shortage and poorly hamper Kenya¿s free education
http://www.schoolsanitation.org/Resources/Readings/Kirimi_Kenya_2004.pdf
School Health Tool Kit
http://www.schoolsanitation.org/Resources/Readings/Fresh%20School%20Health%20TOOLKIT.doc

Contact: Lene Jensen
Energy and Water
WORLD BANK
Washington DC,USA
1818 H Street NW
ljensen@worldbank.org

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THE EARTHBIRD SERIES        
subjects:  Trees and Forests              
levels and types of education: Primary education              
CRAWFORD JARED C.
BUCK LOUISE E.
FAO, ROME, 1992
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The Earthbird Series are cartoon magazines designed for teachers' use in schools. The magazines focus on issues such as forest products, food security, nutrition and community-based natural resource management in order to raise awareness among young people of the importance of forests, threats to forests and sustainable resource management.
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I am so hungry I could eat a tree.
English
French
Spanish
Fabulous Forest Factories.
English
French
Spanish
Food for the future.
English
French
Spanish
Future forestes.
English
Spanish
Our Trees and Forests.
English
French
Spanish
you can find the related Teacher's Guide at http://www.fao.org/docrep/006/y1475e/y1475e00.htm

Related links
Teacher's Guide
http://www.fao.org/docrep/006/y1475e/y1475e00.htm



Contact: VanLierop Pieter
Forestry Policy and Institutions Branch (FONP)
Forestry Policy and Planning Division (FON)
FAO
Rome,Italy
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla, 00153
Pieter.vanlierop@fao.org

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THE RIGHT TO FOOD: A WINDOW ON THE WORLD        
subjects:  Food and Nutrition and School Gardening              
levels and types of education: Primary education              
MENZA VALERIA
FAO, ROME, 2006, pages 85
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English
French
Spanish
Italian
Portuguese
The book is a part of a global initiative about the right of every human being to be free from hunger. The materials help young people getting aware of the right to adequate food supported by governments, the private sector, communities and families. The book is simply understandable and have an attractive style. This publication tells eight different stories about eight different countries; it points out that all people can get the food they need, no matter what cultural, economic situation they live in.
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Related links
Feeding minds, fighting hunger
http://www.feedingminds.org/
Cartoons
http://www.feedingminds.org/cartoon/rtf_en.htm



Related articles
FAO Newsroom
http://www.fao.org/newsroom/en/news/2006/1000423/index.html

Contact: Valeria Menza
Nutrition Programmes Service
Nutrition and Consumer Protection Division
FAO
Rome,Italy
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla 00153
valeria.menza@fao.org

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THE RIGHT TO FOOD: A WINDOW ON THE WORLD. RESOURCE AND ACTIVITY GUIDE        
subjects:  Food and Nutrition and School Gardening              
levels and types of education: Primary education     Teachers' training          
MENZA VALERIA
FAO, ROME, 2006, pages 52
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English
French
Spanish
This activity guide is part of a global initiative that aims at educating young people around the world about hunger and malnutrition. This publication provides a series of practical tools which inform, motivate and encourage young people to become actively involved in the fight against hunger. It is designed to help teachers supporting young people to understand that every individual has the right to be free from hunger.
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Related links
Feeding minds, fighting hunger
http://www.feedingminds.org/info/info_cartoon.htm



Contact: Valeria Menza
Nutrition Programmes Service
Nutrition and Consumer Protection Division
FAO
Rome,Italy
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla 00153
valeria.menza@fao.org

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TIENDAS ESCOLARES: SCHOOL STORES        
subjects:  Food and Nutrition and School Gardening              
levels and types of education: Primary education              
FAO _
EL SALVADOR, 2007
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English
Food and nutrition education is a right of every individual, family and community. Fod security is achieved when all people at all moments have access to nutritious and sufficient food to lead a healthy and active life. For this reason, it is important that the educational centres in El Salvador are in contact with school stores that offer healthy and safe foods. This manual contains different recommendations for the people that are responsible for food preparation and manipulation, so they can offer nutritious food, prepared hygienically and that promote good eating habits.
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Contact: erp@fao.org
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WATER IS ......         
subjects:  Water              
levels and types of education: Primary education              
FAO -
FAO, ROME , 2002
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English
These web-based cartoons are a tool which target children of primary education. By using original illustrations and short texts they relate the existence of water and the ruling of such natural element on people's alimentation. The cartoons explain how much water has to be saved, protected and managed. They also emphasize the importance of water on food security.
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please note that in order to have access to cartoons you will need to download a specific software

Contact: Giovanni Muñoz
Water Resources, Development and Management Service (AGLW)
Land and Water Development Division (AGL)
FAO
Rome ,Italy
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla, 00153
Giovanni.Munoz@fao.org
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ZAMBIAN BASIC EDUCATION COURSE, NUTRITION EDUCATION. PUPIL'S BOOK GRADE 2         
subjects:  Food and Nutrition and School Gardening     Education and Training Planning Tools         
levels and types of education: Primary education              
SONGISO MUKELABAI
SAMAPANGO JANET L.
HIKAULA SIMON
CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT CENTRE ZAMBIA AND FAO, ROME AND LUSAKA, 2004
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English
Bemba
This guide addresses children and teachers in Zambia. Among children in many countries chronic malnutrition is widespread. Although comprehensive data do not exist for the school-age population, the indications are that under nutrition and micronutrient deficiencies continue to impede the growth of children when they reach school, while also reducing their capacity and motivation to learn. Nutrition and health education, as part of an integrated approach to health promotion, can contribute to improving the health of school-age children and, in the long term, of the population as a whole. To complement existing initiatives under the School Health and Nutrition Programme in Zambia, FAO assisted the Ministry of Education of the Republic of Zambia to develop an up-to-date nutrition education curriculum. Educational materials for teachers and pupils on locally relevant aspects of nutrition, health and hygiene have been produced. The Pupil's Book and Teacher's Book for Grade 2 children are examples of the new books, which will be made available through the Zambian national education system.
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Contact: Ellen Muehlhoff
Nutrition Programme Service
Nutrition and Consumer Production Division
FAO
Rome,Italy
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla, 00153
ellen.muehlhoff@fao.org
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ZAMBIAN BASIC EDUCATION COURSE: NUTRITION EDUCATION        
subjects:  Food and Nutrition and School Gardening              
levels and types of education: Primary education              
SIMON HIKAULA MUKELABAI SONGISO
TOMY B. ZULU JANET L. SHAMAPANGO
FAO, ROME, 2007
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English
Zambian children have different dietary deficiencies. The reason for this may be that children do not get enough to eat, but even more, their diet does not give them the variety of foods they need. This has a detrimental effect on their learning, as well as on their long-term growth and health. These nutritional conditions are aggravated by other health problems that are spread by poor personal and environmental hygiene and sanitation. All these problems can be tackled by natural means, with local resources, and are therefore priorities for education. In designing the Teacher’s Book and the Pupil’s Book it was also felt important to start from the positive idea of promoting good health rather than the negative idea of curing illness. The lessons of these books encourage good dietary and hygiene practices which will help learners throughout their lives and benefit their children as well. These materials focus on influencing the nutrition and health-related attitude, values, behaviour and practice of school children within the school premises as well as at community level. Therefore, as for the Grade 2 books, the first three chapters are on food and diet and the following three chapters deal with aspects of health which affect nutrition. These materials are a useful tool for teachers in rural areas but also for researchers in the agriculture rural development and education sectors. The Teacher’s Book can be found at ftp://ftp.fao.org/docrep/fao/010/a
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Contact: Government of the Republic of Zambia
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