Schools are an ideal setting for creating synergies to address malnutrition and contribute to sustainable development, in that they are able to impact education, health, food security and nutrition simultaneously through various access points and opportunities. The natural linkages between nutrition and education are widely recognized and supported by evidence. Despite this, nutrition education, one of the most direct linkages and globally recommended strategies to foster better diets and food choices, has historically been underfunded and undermined by most sectors. In this context, and recognizing that SFNE can only be advanced by forming partnerships and by involving global and national organizations, donors, academia and other key actors, FAO, in collaboration with the United Arab Emirates University (UAEU), organised an international expert consultation to develop a shared vision of effective SFNE and its future in LMICs.
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