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The social media toolkits for the Global Survey of School Meal Programs © are designed to equip people in the global school meal network to share key findings from the report.

We hope these resources help people learn more about school meals and advocate for changes in policy, planning, and practice.

In summary, when we work together, more children around the world can learn, thrive, and be nourished.

Key Messages

School Feeding: A Path to Recovery from the COVID-19 Pandemic
By investing in school feeding programs, countries make transformative human capital investments, ensuring children are well-nourished and ready to learn to fulfill their potential as healthy, skilled, and productive adults. In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, it is critical to advocate for school feeding now, as a path to recovery and to safeguard our children’s future.

School Nutrition: Bridging the First 1,000 Days to 8,000 Days
School feeding is a powerful tool that ensures the health and nutrition investments made in the first 1,000 days of life are sustained through childhood and adolescence.

School Meals Can Transform the Food System
School meal programs can catalyze transformation in the food system by creating demand for safe, nutritious, sustainably produced, and affordable foods. School feeding can shift the paradigm towards a food systems approach that prioritizes the nutritional needs of children and adolescents.

2021 Social Media Toolkit

2021 Survey Highlight Posts

Global Survey of School Meal Programs Around the World Report Social Media Highlight Coverage China India Brazil school feeding

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#DidYouKnow our 2022 #SchoolMealsAroundtheWorld report found school feeding coverage rates rise with increasing income. Globally, 27% of primary and secondary school students received food from school meal programs. Learn more at https://survey.gcnf.org/ @GCNFoundation @USDA

Survey Report Social Media Toolkit School Meal Programs Highlight Funding and Costs Latin America and the Caribbean

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Controlling for #schoolfeeding budget size per recipient child and country income level, government share of funding is a positive and statistically significant correlate of the coverage rate. Learn more https://survey.gcnf.org/  #SchoolMealsAroundtheWorld @GCNFoundation @USDA

School Meal Program Survey Report Social Media Highlight Local Agriculture

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Across all programs,  59% engage directly with farmers by having the program or the individual schools purchase food directly from farmers or from farmer organizations. Learn more on our website at https://survey.gcnf.org/  @GCNFoundation @USDA #agriculture #schoolfeeding

Global Survey of School Meal Programs Around the World Report Social Media Highlight Covid-19

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School meal programs responded actively and often with great agility to the Covid-19 crisis. 46% of programs reported that they temporarily changed their modality of providing food to students, and for another 8%, this change has persisted “to this day.” Learn more at https://survey.gcnf.org/ @GCNFoundation

Global Survey of School Meal Programs Report Social Media Toolkit Distribution Feeding

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When it comes to school meal programs, flexibility is the name of the game. Programs appear in various modalities, from in-school meals and/or snacks, to take-home rations. Learn more at https://survey.gcnf.org/ #talkschoolmeals #schoolfeeding @GCNFoundation

Global Survey of School Meal Programs Around the World Report Social Media Highlight Food Baskets

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Looks delicious! Food baskets of #schoolmeal programs across the globe contain many different food items. Do you remember a favorite school meal that included one of these categories? https://survey.gcnf.org/ @GCNFoundation

Global Survey OF School Meal Programs Around the World Report Social Media Toolkit Highlight Gender

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The availability of #gender data is highly evident across income groups. While gender data was submitted for 87.5% of programs in low-income countries, this value drops to 19% for programs in high-income countries. Learn more at https://survey.gcnf.org/ @GCNFoundation

Global Survey of School Meal Programs Around the World Report Social Media Toolkit Highlight Health

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93% of school meal programs report an objective to meet nutritional and/or health goals. Complementary activities help countries reach them! https://survey.gcnf.org/ @GCNFoundation #nutrition #health #schoolmeals

Global Survey of School Meal Programs Around the World Report Social Media Toolkit Highlight Infrastructure

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School meal programs can prepare food on-site by volunteer or paid cooks, or off-site with a caterer with meals then transported to schools. Do you remember which method your school used? Respond to let us know and head to our website to learn more https://survey.gcnf.org/ @GCNFoundation

Global Survey of School Meal Programs Around the World Report Social Media Toolkit Highlight Resources

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One of the most discussed elements of a sustainable school feeding program is having a dedicated line in the national budget. In the face of compounding crises, stable funding can ensure health and nutrition gains are not lost. https://survey.gcnf.org/ @GCNFoundation

2019 Survey insights posts

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#Didyouknow #schoolfeeding coverage is lowest where needs are the greatest. The #COVID19 pandemic has made that need even greater to ensure children are well nourished and ready to learn, as a path to recovery and to safeguard our children’s future.

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#Schoolfeeding investments are #humancapital investments. Ensuring #childhealth and #nutrition secures and multiplies ROI on education investments. #Didyouknow #schoolmeal programs meet education, nutrition, health, safety net, and agriculture objectives?

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Low-income countries are more reliant on foreign food aid, but a locally sourced #schoolfeeding menu improves #fooddiversity and #nutrition, while promoting economic development and government ownership. An important component of any #schoolfeeding program is a diverse menu containing essential micro- and macronutrients.

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Harnessing the buying power of government #schoolfeeding programs could have a powerful and positive effect on global #foodsystems by expanding the local agricultural economy, and encouraging production of more nutritious foods for children and their families.
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Especially where access to affordable, nutritious food is limited, #schoolmeals that include #fortified and #biofortified foods ensure children are getting the vitamins and minerals needed to thrive and support more nutritious #foodsystems.
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The school health and nutrition package increases the efficacy and benefits of #schoolmeals and complementary interventions.
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The pandemic has revealed how critical #schoolfeeding programs are as a safety net, especially during emergencies.
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#Schoolfeeding programs can drive inclusive economic growth by supporting local agriculture, creating jobs, and empowering women and youth.
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Survey participants around the world celebrated #schoolmeals for improved education outcomes, healthier diets, and appreciation for locally produced foods.
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Communities support #schoolfeeding programs because it supports their children.

2019 Social Media Toolkits

2019 Survey insights posts

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#Didyouknow #schoolfeeding coverage is lowest where needs are the greatest. The #COVID19 pandemic has made that need even greater to ensure children are well nourished and ready to learn, as a path to recovery and to safeguard our children’s future.

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#Schoolfeeding investments are #humancapital investments. Ensuring #childhealth and #nutrition secures and multiplies ROI on education investments. #Didyouknow #schoolmeal programs meet education, nutrition, health, safety net, and agriculture objectives?

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Low-income countries are more reliant on foreign food aid, but a locally sourced #schoolfeeding menu improves #fooddiversity and #nutrition, while promoting economic development and government ownership. An important component of any #schoolfeeding program is a diverse menu containing essential micro- and macronutrients.

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Harnessing the buying power of government #schoolfeeding programs could have a powerful and positive effect on global #foodsystems by expanding the local agricultural economy, and encouraging production of more nutritious foods for children and their families.
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Especially where access to affordable, nutritious food is limited, #schoolmeals that include #fortified and #biofortified foods ensure children are getting the vitamins and minerals needed to thrive and support more nutritious #foodsystems.
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The school health and nutrition package increases the efficacy and benefits of #schoolmeals and complementary interventions.
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The pandemic has revealed how critical #schoolfeeding programs are as a safety net, especially during emergencies.
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#Schoolfeeding programs can drive inclusive economic growth by supporting local agriculture, creating jobs, and empowering women and youth.
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Survey participants around the world celebrated #schoolmeals for improved education outcomes, healthier diets, and appreciation for locally produced foods.
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Communities support #schoolfeeding programs because it supports their children.

2019 Infographics

School Meals Enhance Human Capital

School Meals Drive Inclusive Economic Growth

School Meals Provide and Promote Nutrition

School Meals for Lifelong Health

School Meal Programs Can Transform the Food System

Fortification and Biofortification to Meet Children's Nutritional Needs