As the hub of the global school meal network, GCNF is dedicated to capturing and sharing the experiences and stories of the network—including innovations, challenges, and lessons learned. The resources below are designed to help support the network to design, plan, and implement their own nutritious, locally-sourced school meal programs.
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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.
The State Survey of School Meal Programs is an adaptation of the Global Survey of School Meal Programs © and aims to gather nuanced data at the sub-national level in countries operating significantly decentralized programs, which may not be comprehensively captured through the Global Survey.
An exploratory study to map school meal program stakeholders and gain a better understanding of the NGO partnership model across three key pre-school and school-based child nutrition programmes in India—MDM, Anganwadi, and Tribal Residential School Feeding (TRSF).
What we’re learning about fortification and biofortification from the GCNF Global Survey of School Meal Programs©. Presented at the 2020 GCNForum.
An instrument developed by GCNF to assist countries with the establishment and implementation of sustainable school feeding programs. Available in English, Portuguese, French, and Spanish.
Prepared for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, this study explores policy and funding mechanisms that enabled five middle income countries to establish a country-owned and operated school feeding program.
In this handbook, Tetra Pak provides a unique insight into the many positive benefits that school feeding programmes are bringing to children and communities worldwide, and includes examples of programs with impact data and best practices.
This publication provides an analysis of the state of school feeding in 2020, describes the impact of COVID-19 on school feeding around the world and presents what can be done to restore this global safety net.
Based on the HGSFP Resource Framework, this course can help governments achieve their goals and foster a community of practice in home-grown school feeding.
This policy brief by GloPan explains why a greater policy emphasis is needed on the multiple-win agenda that couples meals in schools with benefits to agriculture, education, and nutrition.
A paper by the World Bank focused on how the food system can deliver improved nutrition and health for better lives and well-being.