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Home Grown School Feeding Program

School feeding programs sourcing from small holder farms

Healthy Growth and Nutrition in Children (PDF | 2.87 MB)

Barilla Center for Food and Nutrition.

Today more than ever, nutrition appears to be a testing ground where differences and inequalities between North and South of the world measure against each other, in particular with regards to childhood. This report provides child nutrition and physical activity recommendations, as well as information about the status of child nutrition worldwide.

Nutrition Education in Primary Schools: A Planning Guide for Curriculum Development

United Nations. Food and Agriculture Organization.

The Planning Guide is a resource package comprising three elements:

                    • Volume 1: The Reader
                    • Volume 2: The Activities
                    • The Classroom Curriculum Chart

SCN Food and Nutrition Resource Portal

United Nations System Standing Committee on Nutrition.

This portal provides access to nutrition resources published by the SCN and those published by the SCN members from the three constituencies.

Setting Up and Running a School Garden

United Nations. Food and Agriculture Organization.

FAO has prepared this Manual to assist school teachers, parents and communities. It draws on experiences and best practices of running school gardens all over the world. Classroom lessons are linked with practical learning in the garden about nature and the environment, food production and marketing, food processing and preparation and making healthy food choices.

The Family Nutrition Guide

United Nations. Food and Agriculture Organization.

This guide is for everyone who wants to improve the feeding and nutrition of families in developing countries. It is divided into 11 topics that cover basic nutrition, family food security, meal planning, food hygiene and the special feeding needs of children, women and men, and of old, sick and malnourished people.

IYCN Resources from the Infant and Young Child Nutrition Project (IYCN)

The US Agency for International Development (USAID).

IYCN was the flagship project on infant and young child nutrition of the USAID from 2006 to 2012. The five-year project aimed to improve nutrition for mothers, infants, and young children and promote HIV-free survival of children. IYCN built on 25 years of USAID leadership in maternal, infant, and young child nutrition, focusing on proven interventions that are effective during pregnancy through the first two years of life, first 1,000 days. Resources in this link include maternal nutrition, infant feeding and emergencies, community program resources, country briefs, formative assessments, training and counseling, etc.


United Nations System Standing Committee on Nutrition.

The purpose of this page is to stimulate dialogue among the members of the global nutrition community of practice and to facilitate contacts among its members. Through the NUT-WORKING page, the UNSCN aims to help solving your nutrition problems and to provide platforms for obtaining your valued opinion on nutrition-related issues. Includes an Ask the Expert section.

5 Design Principles to Build More Effective Obesity Prevention Programs

United Nations System Standing Committee on Nutrition.

This brief introduces five principles that will help those promoting nutrition and physical activity to approach their work in fresh ways.

Mother and child Resources from Alive and Thrive (A&T)

Alive & Thrive (A&T) Initiative.

Alive and Thrive is a 6-year initiative (2009-2014) to improve infant and young child nutrition by increasing rates of breastfeeding and improving complementary feeding practices. A&T aims to reach more than 16 million children under age 2 in Bangledesh, Ethiopia and Viet Nam. Resources in this link include training materials, technical briefs and papers, case studies, program briefs, program manager tools, and research reports, etc.