School Food & Nutrition (SFN) Multi-Intervention Programs
A multi-intervention program on School Food & Nutrition (SFN) can be used to plan, implement, maintain, scale up and sustain multiple policies, practices and services promoting healthy eating and access to healthy food.The interventions (policies, programs, services and practices) within a SFN multi-intervention program are best organized within these domains and include:
SFN multi-intervention programs are best positioned within more comprehensive multi-component approaches such as School Health & Nutrition (World Bank), the Essential Package of 12 Interventions (UNICEF, WFP) and Health Promoting Schools (WHO). At the same time, SFN programs should serve to strengthen rather than compete with the core components described in those broader frameworks.
As well, the advocates, practitioners and officials in SFN programs need to think beyond the interventions to examine implementation, maintenance, scale up and sustainability, organizational/system capacity, integration within education systems and systems change overall.
This summary was first posted in September 2006. Currently it has been posted as a "revised edition" version. The following individuals or organizations have contributed to the development of this topic: Mary McKenna, Doug McCall. We thank the Best Practice Portal of the Public Health Agency of Canada, the Astra Zeneca Young Health Program administered by Plan International (UK) and the Food & Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations for their support on SFN projects used in preparing this summary. We encourage readers to submit comments or suggested edits by posting a comment in the space below or by posting comments and suggestions about the summaries on this topic on the SFN Mini-Blog & Discussion page for this section.
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(The number of summaries completed or drafted in this section are listed below)
- SFN Multi-Intervention Programs (MIPs)
- SFN Policies
- SFN Curriculum & Instruction
- SFN Extended Education
- Food Procurement (Farm to School)