School food and nutrition

Schools are favorable settings for advancing nutrition and sustainable development. They present an ideal opportunity for a coordinated and coherent response to food system, nutrition, health and education challenges through various entry points and by engaging key sectors and stakeholders. That is why FAO supports governments in developing, transforming or strengthening their school policies and programmes for an enhanced impact on diets, child and adolescent nutrition, community socioeconomic development and local food systems.

Our efforts at global level are guided by FAO’s corporate framework on school food and nutrition. In countries, these we focus on identifying major capacity gaps at individual, organizational and policy levels, as well as, developing strategies that can address these gaps in an effective and efficient way. Check our latest resources below.