School feeding in Vietnam

Celebrating International School Meals Day 2016

The 2016 International School Meals Day will be celebrated March 3rd when children and young people of the world are encouraged to connect and talk to each other, and share their food experiences, stories and news about food and the part it plays in their lives. This year’s theme is Fresh and Healthy Local Foods. Many schools already have farm to school programmes, or have school and community gardens that support nutrition education and healthy eating.

International School Meals Day (ISMD) is a collaboration between USDA’s Food and Nutrition Service and its counterpart in the United Kingdom; the two nations have been engaged in an exchange of practices and lessons learned in the area of food and nutrition policy in schools.  Among the intended purposes of ISMD is to raise awareness of the importance of food and nutrition to education and to share school feeding experiences from around the globe. The ISMD draws attention to the importance of school meal programs around the globe, both in developing and developed countries.

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