SCHOOL FEEDING AND NUTRITION

For more than 50 years, we have supported school feeding and nutrition programmes. In 2016, 67 million children in 57 countries received milk or other nutritious beverages in Tetra Pak packages in their schools.

​​​​​​​​​​​​​Our role

We offer our partners practical support in implementing and evaluating school feeding programmes, while also advising on food safety and quality. We also share best practices on environmental education and recycling in schools. Additionally, we support our customers in developing and launching fortified and nutritious beverages that are being used in school feeding programmes. The first programme using Tetra Pak packages was launched in 1962 in Mexico, in collaboration with the National System for Integral Family Development, and today still supports millions of children.

Data shows that school feeding and nutrition programmes can make a critical difference to a child's physical health and development, particularly in emerging countries where food at school is often their first meal of the day.

Stories from around the world​

Dominican Republic

Together with the WFP, we have supported improvements in quality control and food safety across the distribution chain.

Number of children: 1.1 million
Beverage: fortified milk
Programme funder: government

Results:
- Anaemia (aged 6-14 years): -24 percent
- ​Malnutrition: -18 percent


 

Thailand

School milk in Thailand was introduced in 1992. In 2016, 5.2 million children were reached by milk in Tetra Pak packages through the government-funded programme. Impact studies of the programme have shown promising results.

Number of children: 5.2 million
Beverage: milk
Programme funder: government

Results:
- Malnutrition: -47 percent
- ​Child height: +3cm per year​


 

Sudan

Our customer, DAL Group has initiated a school milk programme to reach school children across Sudan.

 
Number of children: 21,500
Beverage: milk
Programme funder: DAL Group

Results:
- Underweight: -53 percent 
- ​Stunted growth: -55 percent

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