School food global hub



Celebrating the work of school foodservice staff


Adequate feeding at school is an efficient way to face food insecurity explains Najla Veloso, coordinator of the project Consolidation of School Feeding Programmes in Latin America and the Caribbean


Without investing in the health and wellbeing of the next generation, we have no hope of achieving food security, says the World Food Programme’s Carmen Burbano


School meal programmes, when coupled with complementary interventions such as food and nutrition education, food environment policies and access to clean water and sanitation services, have been viewed as a game changer for the fulfilment of children´s human rights, in particular the right to ade...


See what FAO is doing to improve the quality of school food and food education around the world.


Regular access to nutritious food – a building block of the right to food – is key for improving both individual well-being and the socioeconomic advancement of families and communities.


Before the pandemic, school feeding was the most extensive social safety net globally. In April 2020, 50 million children lost access to school meals due to school closures. The stakes couldn’t be higher as many children, especially girls, risk never returning to the classroom.