School Feeding in Brazil: an overview of the best recipes
“School Feeding in Brazil: an overview of the best recipes” brings together tasty recipes served in public basic education schools in the five regions of Brazil. The dishes presented here represent the winners of the Best School Meals Recipes and Super Lunch Ladies. The book also features testimonies from cooks and nutritionists involved in the competitions, presents an overview of school feeding in the country and portrays how Brazil has inspired other nations.
School Feeding Models
School feeding is essential for promoting education, health, peace and social cohesion. At a time when countries and their partners are evaluating strategies to reduce chronic malnutrition, malnutrition and poverty, the discussion of school feeding models becomes imperative. With the common goal of generating human capital, supporting national growth and promoting socio-economic development, centralised, mixed and decentralised models have both advantages and challenges. This publication explains, with examples from around the world, how each model works and how they can be useful for different school feeding programmes.
Annual Report 2022
Throughout the year, the World Food Programme (WFP) Centre of Excellence against Hunger in Brazil renewed its commitment to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), strengthened ties with strategic partners and continued to work to strengthen national capacities through South-South cooperation. In this annual report, learn how the exchange of good practices found in Brazil in the areas of nutrition, family farming and school feeding remained the main activity of the Centre of Excellence and how it contributed to the consolidation of the SDGs, especially to end poverty (SDG 1) and seeking the eradication of hunger (SDG 2) through alliances and cooperation (SDG 17).
Overview of Food Security and Nutrition 2022
Panorama 2022 analyzes the cost of healthy diets and warns that Latin America and the Caribbean currently has the highest cost of a healthy diet compared to the rest of the world. In addition, the publication highlights the challenges to improving its affordability, as well as the relevance of addressing the high cost of this type of diet in the region and countries to address the rising numbers of hunger, food insecurity, and malnutrition in all its forms.
Annual Report 2021
In 2021, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) Centre of Excellence against Hunger celebrated 10 years of its creation. Throughout the year, the Centre of Excellence maintained the path of adapting its operations to meet the growing challenges posed by the pandemic and increasing inequalities around the world. In this Annual Report, learn how the activities of the Centre contributed to support countries and partners in South-South Cooperation actions to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals 1, 2 and 17.
Innovation Laboratory: incentives for the production, access and consumption of fruits and vegetables
The consumption of fruits and vegetables has been pointed out as an important factor for ensuring health, good nutrition and prevention of chronic diseases, including obesity and cancer. The expectation is that this publication, elaborated jointly by the Ministry of Health, National Cancer Institute, PAHO/WHO, FAO and the WFP Centre of Excellence, will inspire other territories in the adoption of innovative and creative strategies capable of responding to the constant challenges of access and consumption of these foods. At the international level, it is believed that this Brazilian experience can inspire similar initiatives in the Americas which, despite different contexts, present similar challenges.
Reopening Safely: FNDE Guidelines
As of the second half of 2021, with the advancement of vaccination and the establishment of safety protocols, most of the almost 40 million children and adolescents enrolled in public schools in Brazil returned to school in full or partially. This brief summary points out the main recommendations of the Brazilian government for serving school meals safely, based on the strategy adopted by the National School Feeding Programme (PNAE).
School Feeding in traditional communities: The quilombola PNAE
Brazil has one of the largest, most well-established school feeding programmes in the world, serving more than 40 million students daily in all regions of the country. Implementing this programme in a country of continental dimensions and rich ethnic and cultural variety requires constant innovation and attention to the needs of each community. This policy brief presents the challenges and solutions the National School Feeding Programme (PNAE) found to meet the needs and context of traditional quilombola communities.
Regional Dialogues on Fruits and Vegetables
This document presents a synthesis of the debates held during the Regional Dialogues on Fruits and Vegetables, a series of five meetings, one for each macro-region of Brazil, which aimed to share innovative experiences that strengthen production, supply and consumption of fruits and vegetables. In the Dialogues, the particularities of each region were presented in relation to the challenges and opportunities for the formulation and implementation of policies and actions that promote health, adequate and healthy eating and strengthen healthy, fair and sustainable food systems.
Policy Brief #2 Childhood Obesity
Obesity among children and adolescents is the result of a complex series of genetic, individual, behavioural and environmental factors that act in multiple contexts. For the prevention and care of obesity, it is essential to adopt intersectoral policies and measures to reverse environments that promote obesity. This document brings the experiences from Brazil, Colombia and Peru in this area, as part of the South-South Cooperation Project to Tackle the Multiple Burden of Malnutrition in Schoolchildren (Nurture the Future), developed in partnership with the Ministry of Health and the Brazilian Cooperation Agency.