Blog series: The role of school meals in improving access to education and learning

In this series, experts present their views on how school nutrition programs contribute to improve students’ well-being and ability to fulfill their learning potential.

February 15, 2023 by GPE Secretariat
2 minutes read
A class before lunch in a primary school in Lao PDR. Credit: GPE/Stephan Bachenheimer
A class before lunch in a primary school in Lao PDR.
Credit: GPE/Stephan Bachenheimer

With countries seeking effective solutions to protect and invest in the future of their children, school health and nutrition programs are one of the smartest investments they can make.

Healthy and happy children learn better and are more likely to lead healthy and fulfilling lives, whereas poor nutrition leads to both physical and cognitive developmental delays.

Making the case for school health and nutrition programs has become urgent, as good health and nutrition are the foundations for learning, and thus a crucial investment for more prosperous, inclusive and peaceful societies.

This series of blogs features experts and practitioners' views about the importance of school meals to improve children’s learning.

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Very good information shared. It helps CSOs in different countries to better understand the issues in different context and engage their governments whiles proposing alternatives that worked well in other countries.

Very informative, the global partners, donors, and our govt should also take initiative to start these activities in the remote rural areas of Pakistan as well.

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