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School Meal Programs Around the World

Results from the 2021 Global Survey of School Meal Programs ©

Covering 139 countries, of which 125 had large-scale school feeding, the 2022 edition of School Meal Programs Around the World presents the results of GCNF’s second Global Survey of School Meal Programs ©, conducted from July 2021 through March 2022.

2021 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

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School Meal Programs Around the World

Report Based on the 2019 global Survey of School Meal Programs ©

The Global Survey of School Meal Programs © aims to strengthen the work of the global school meal network by developing a comprehensive description of all the core aspects of large-scale school meal programs around the world. The Global Child Nutrition Foundation conducted the first survey in 2019, and will repeat it every two to three years thereafter.

The survey asks a standard set of questions to develop a baseline database on the current state of school feeding programs in all countries of the world, including those with no school feeding activities. The following report explores the survey’s findings chapter-by-chapter.