To help children around the world gain access to safe nutrition, we’ve worked since 1962 together with NGOs, governments, customers, and partners on school feeding and nutrition programmes.
As one of the most important ways to provide access to nutritious meals, school feeding programmes help combat malnutrition1. And because the meals often include dairy products, such as milk, they are rich in calcium and other essential nutrients.
Our experience worldwide has shown how effective sustainable school feeding programmes can be in improving nutrition and education for vulnerable groups. The school feeding programme - developed alongside our customers, local governments, NGOs, the UN and international Development Aid agencies - makes a difference for children around the world.
With a combination of technology, know-how, and expertise, we were able to provide milk or other nurtritious beverages in Tetra Pak packages to 66 million schoolchildren in 44 countries in 2022 alone. This amounts to 9.2 billion Tetra Pak packages in the regions where we operate.
Over the next few years, together with customers and other stakeholders, we aim to expand participation in existing school feeding programmes and support the implementation of new programmes in markets where vulnerable children need access to nutritious foods.
1The International Dairy Federation (IDF) on supporting the nutritional needs of children. Source: idf.org