Nutrition guidelines and standards (NGS) are rules and regulations designed to improve the nutritional quality, as well as the overall adequacy, of foods and meals in schools, and can therefore play an important role in ensuring the right to food for children and adolescents, particularly for the most vulnerable. School-based food and nutrition education (SFNE) interventions combine hands-on educational activities with social and food environment supports to help schoolchildren learn and achieve lasting improvements in their diets and as well as their food practices and outlooks. On their own, SFNE and school food NGS interventions can have a positive impact on children and adolescents’ food practices, outlooks, and diets; their effect can be larger when these are implemented together, as part of multicomponent interventions.
This webinar will focus on the why and how SFNE can be used as a tool to increase the impact of school food NGS on children and adolescents’ diets and the development of long-lasting healthy food practices and outlooks. In particular, the event will address the following aspects:
· The importance of meaningfully linking school food NGS implementation and SFNE.
· Strategies to link school food NGS implementation and SFNE at national and school levels.
· Country experiences in linking school food and SFNE interventions, lessons learned and recommendations for other countries.
The event will be held in English. Kindly notice that the webinar will be recorded and made available online for communication purposes.