Poor diets and malnutrition in all its forms are among the greatest global social challenges of our time. The Nutrition Year of Action spotlighted the urgent need for more action whilst ensuring that all stakeholders are held accountable for their commitments.
Peer education is an approach growing in popularity across school contexts, possibly due to adolescents preferring to seek help for health-related concerns from their peers rather than adults or professionals.
This is an invited memo prepared for the Spring 2022 Meeting of the Global Education Forum. It addresses the importance of the condition of children as a determinant of education outcomes, and specifically the role of school meals in addressing the well-being and learning of schoolchildren.
In the first few months of 2020, 1.5 billion children worldwide were excluded from schools by the COVID-19 pandemic.
In 2019, WFP partnered with the Ministry of Health (MoH) and UNICEF to revise the National Health Policy (2020-30) and develop the National Nutrition Strategy and Action Plan (2020-25).
This briefing note outlines key policy recommendations to strengthen education systems to protect and promote the mental health and psychosocial well-being of children and adolescents, including support for their teachers and caregivers.
Though there is comprehensive literature on the effectiveness of school feeding in increasing school enrollment and school attendance, little is known about its potential effect on child labor.
The Transforming Education Summit was convened in response to a global crisis in education – one of equity and inclusion, quality and relevance.
The immediate context for this financial landscape analysis is the learning crisis triggered by school closures during the COVID-19 pandemic and the shrinking fiscal space available to governments.
In addition to recurring political instability problems and the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, Madagascar is undergoing a severe episode of famine estimated to affect half a million children under 5, which compounds issues of malnutrition already widespread in the country.