FAO Regional Office for Latin America and the Caribbean

Blended learning course on Sustainable School Feeding Programs as a Strategy for Food and Nutritional Security

Perú, Paraguay, Honduras, El Salvador, República Dominicana, Costa Rica y Venezuela.
25-05-15 - 09-08-15

Since 2011, the course “School Meals: Developing Sustainable Programs based on the Brazilian Experience” has been carried out for public decision-makers, teachers, students, professionals and technicians who work in school nutrition programs in the participating countries of the project.

The aim is to promote reflection on national policies and to strengthen the discussion concerning school feeding programs in the scope of social development policies, based on the experience of Brazil, and as a contribution to the development of local policies.

The course has been a forum for collective, intersectoral discussion on the topic, in the area of governmental organizations, non-governmental organizations, and sectors of civil society, parliamentarians and the educational community, among others.

Learning is carried out through the Center for Training in Public Policies of the FAO, free of charge, and the costs are covered by the Program of International Cooperation Brazil- FAO. 

Course in 2014- Spanish version

The fourth edition of the course Sustainable School Meals was carried out in Bolivia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Peru and the Dominican Republic. 

Course in 2014- English version

This year, the project launched the first edition of the course in English for Antigua and Barbados, Jamaica and Saint Lucia.

More than two thousand participants between 2011 and 2014

The course has been successfully taught on three occasions (2011, 2012 and 2013) in Antigua and Barbados, Bolivia, Colombia, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Paraguay, Peru and the Dominican Republic. More than two thousand people who work in school feeding programs in the region have received training between 2011 and 2014.

The training is carried out through e-learning (education modules), plus an initial introduction week and four weeks of onsite classes.