The School Nutrition and Meals Strategy was developed to guide the implementation of Kenya’s School Meals initiatives at all levels, abiding by the broad national goals as stipulated in the country’s Vision 2030 and in alignment with the Kenya Constitution (2010). It also builds upon relevant policies and laws that relate to education, health and nutrition of the Kenyan school children, as well as the development of smallholder farmers. This Strategy highlights how a robust, nationally-owned, sustainable and cost-effective set of school meals initiatives can address key goals in different sectors, including: enrolment, retention and transition rates, food insecurity, nutrition, health and hygiene practices, besides smallholder farmers’ sustainability, capacity development and local sustainable development. It recognises how school meals programmes can generate a structured demand for food that benefit smallholder farmers, the local market and the enabling systems surrounding it. The school meals strategy articulates Government objectives in School Meals, Health and Nutrition and clarifies the roles and responsibilities of all partners involved.
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