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OECD webinar: How to make better policies for school meals

As a knowledge partner to the UNFSS process the OECD has convened this webinar and anticipates discussions covering food security and nutrition and support the ability of children to learn

Photo courtesy of Gates Foundation via flickr

Photo courtesy of Gates Foundation via flickr

Many countries have school meal programmes to ensure food security and nutrition and support the ability of children to learn. An outcome from the UN Food Systems Summit (UNFSS) was the launch of the School Meals Coalition: Nutrition, Health and Education for Every Child supported by several OECD countries.

 

Following on from the Making Better Policies for Food Systems report the OECD’s Trade and Agriculture Directorate is now focusing on how to overcome evidence gaps in food systems to support policy makers around the world develop better policies for food systems. School meal programmes are included as part of a deep dive on food assistance programmes in OECD countries. As a knowledge partner to the UNFSS process the OECD has convened this webinar and anticipates discussions covering some of the following topics: What is known about the actual performance of school meal programmes? Are these programmes being designed in a coherent manner with the different food systems dimensions such as food security and nutrition, livelihoods and environmental sustainability being taken into consideration? How do countries evaluate the effectiveness of programmes? What are key priorities for school meal programmes and the likely implications? What are the challenges and opportunities for these programmes and how are these being addressed? What are future opportunities to work together with the OECD?

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Programme

13:00      Introductory remarks

                Lee Ann Jackson, Head of the Agro-Food Trade and Markets Division, OECD Trade and Agriculture Directorate

13:05     UN Food Systems Summit 2021 School Meals Coalition: Nutrition, Health and Education for Every ChildFrance (TBC)

13:10      Presentation by the Research Consortium for School Health and Nutrition

Donald Bundy, Professor of Epidemiology and Development, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

 

13:25       Relevant OECD research on meals in schools

 

13:45         Country experiences on school meals

  • Minna Huttunen, Ministerial Adviser, Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, Finland
  • Representative from Japan (TBC)
  • Jaime Mario Tohá Lavanderos, Director, National Council for School Assistance (JUNAEB), Chile (TBC)

 

14:00         Floor Open for Discussion

                   Moderated by Céline Giner, Policy Analyst, OECD Trade and Agriculture Directorate

14:20        Final comments by country speakers

 

14:25      Closing remarks by Lee Ann Jackson

 

 

Times

Från 10 februari 2022 vid 13:00 till 10 februari 2022 vid 14:30

Venue

Online