Ending malnutrition and making healthy food accessible is a critical component of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG 2 – Zero Hunger).1 For us, this means making safe and nutritious food accessible to everyone, everywhere.
That’s why, for almost 60 years, we have collaborated with customers, governments, partners, and NGOs in the development of School Feeding Programmes to improve health and access to nutritious beverages, reaching millions of children worldwide.
Each programme is different and the challenges – and opportunities – are evolving constantly. Combining our expertise on food safety and quality with the knowledge of our local partners, we can provide guidance along the entire food value chain – from sharing best practices in programmes around the world, developing and launching fortified nutritious beverages to promoting environmental education and recycling of beverage cartons.
School Feeding and Nutrition Programmes have made a major impact on children’s physical health, development and learning outcomes as, for many children, food at school is often the first meal of the day. School feeding is a good investment: a study based on World Food Programme (WFP) School Feeding Programmes in 14 countries reported an economic return of between $3 and $9 for every $1 invested.2