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POLICY BRIEF #6

Monitoring and Social Control of the PNAE

Brazil has one of the largest national school feeding programmes in the world, serving cooked meals daily to around 40 million students across the country. Considering the area of more than 8,000 km2 and the population of around 220 million citizens, operating and overseeing the implementation of a programme that reaches all students in the country’s public basic education network certainly presents challenges. In this policy brief, we’ll see what centralised and decentralised tools the Brazilian government uses to monitor the implementation of the National School Feeding Programme and accountability, including: School Feeding Councils, monitoring visits and digital monitoring and data management tools.

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Annual Report 2023

In 2023, the World Food Programme (WFP) faced growing challenges due to humanitarian emergencies exacerbated by conflicts and climate disasters, hampering its mission to save lives. Meanwhile, the life-changing development work carried out by the WFP Centre of Excellence against Hunger in Brazil gained prominence, promoting lasting solutions for food security and sustainable agriculture. In this annual report, learn how the Centre of Excellence’s work supporting strategies to reduce inequalities in countries of the global South, strengthening areas such as school feeding, nutrition and family farming and establishing strategic partnerships has contributed to the achievement of Sustainable Development Goals 1, 2 and 17.

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Good practices in school feeding with Portuguese-speaking countries

In recent years, Portuguese-speaking countries have advanced in good practices in school feeding, combating malnutrition and poverty. The World Food Programme (WFP) Centre of Excellence against Hunger in Brazil, in partnership with the Brazilian Cooperation Agency (ABC) and the National Education Development Fund (FNDE), organised three online meetings between 2022 and 2023, focused on nutrition, school feeding linked to local agriculture, monitoring and evaluation. This publication highlights key points discussed by formulators and implementers of school feeding policies, seeking to develop resilient, environmentally healthy and gender – and nutrition – sensitive programmes.

 

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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.

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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.

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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 cooperationIn 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). 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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). 

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