Reducing malnutrition is a cornerstone of poverty reduction. General malnutrition and specific micronutrient deficiencies
contribute to infant, child and maternal morbidity, decreased learning capacity, lower productivity and higher mortality.
There is strong evidence that school feeding programmes may increase school enrolment, attendance, cognition, and educational achievement, particularly when supported by complimentary actions such as deworming
and micronutrient fortification
Home Grown School Feeding
A key area of the Partnership for Child Development's work is to oversee support to Home Grown School Feeding, an initiative which sees support to government action in the delivery of cost effective school feeding programmes which are sourced from local farmers in sub-Saharan Africa. Working in this way promotes local agriculture and benefits rural farmers providing regular orders and a reliable income for smallholder farmers, the majority of whom are women, at the same time as improving the education, health, and nutrition of children.
Further information can be accessed through the School Health & Nutrition mailing list.
Nutrition Documents and Resource Centre
Below are a number of specific resources relating to school nutrition, for a full list of all the site's resources please visit the Nutrition Document Downloads.
Key documentsOther useful resources