School meals can contribute to end malnutrition
The VIII School Meals Seminar for Latin America and the Caribbean concluded on 26 April in Mexico City with a call to intensify efforts to exploit the full potential of school meals in helping to eradicate malnutrition in the region.
More than 300 participants, government representatives of 20 countries, experts, academics, United Nations agencies, private sector and other partners attended the seminar, which this year addressed the following theme: “School Meals Programmes and their contribution to the eradication of malnutrition in all its forms in the region”.
It was a unique opportunity for institutions leading national school meal programmes to share their progress and the challenges they face in providing a nutritious and healthy daily meal to about 85 million children in the region, thanks to an investment of US$4.3 billion mostly from governments’ funding.
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