School feeding in times of COVID-19
With the advance of COVID-19 worldwide, thousands of schools have suspended their activities and around 368 million children no longer have access to school meals. The provision of meals in schools represents a stable and predictable supply of food to children, contributing to improve nutrition, health, and academic performance. In order to ensure the continuity of school meals initiatives, many governments are restructuring their programmes. The changes include the revision of benefits allocated per child/family and allow a shift from on-site eating modalities to the distribution of food baskets or direct cash transfers.
School Feeding and Social Protection in Brazil with the COVID-19 Pandemic
Public and private schools suspended classes throughout Brazil as part of the Covid-19 prevention actions. This means that the nearly 40 million children and adolescents enrolled in basic education – and who also benefit from daily school meals – are no longer receiving this service. The publication presents the actions being taken in Brazilian states and municipalities to maintain school meals distribution during the crisis.
WFP Centre of Excellence against Hunger Brazil 2019 Annual Report
The WFP Centre of Excellence against Hunger Brazil 2019 Annual Report presents the activities carried out and the results achieved throughout the year. The document is divided into four main areas: Technical and Advisory Services; Partnerships Promotion; Advocacy Services; and Knowledge Services. Throughout 2019, we had great moments of strengthening and expanding partnerships and we also adopted innovative solutions. It was a year of hard work that paved the way for the intensification of activities for the coming years, especially since 2020 marks the beginning of the Decade of Action to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.
WFP Centre of Excellence Brazil Virtual Exchanges: Remoto Support to Countries
Since 2011, the WFP Centre of Excellence against Hunger Brazil has been engaging, either onsite and/or remote, in technical assistance and capacity strengthening in development contexts for Africa, Asia, and Latin America. The WFP Strategic Plan 2017-2021 and Agenda 2030 provide the WFP CoE with an opportunity to strengthen its remote assistance’s conceptual and operational framework to further contribute to national SDG2 efforts and results.
Financing School Feeding
The World Food Programme (WFP) Centre of Excellence against Hunger launches today the second publication of the Good Practices Series, showing examples of successful financing tools for School Feeding Programmes in different countries with distinct contexts.
School Feeding in Portuguese Speaking Countries
The Centre for Excellence against Hunger launched the first publication of the Good Practices Series. The series provides successful examples of school feeding programs in Portuguese-speaking countries. The document compiles processes, laws and strategies implemented in Cape Verde, Sao Tome and Principe, Brazil and Mozambique.
PNAE´s Legal and Policy basis: Building a Pathway to Homegrown School Feeding
WFP Centre of Excellence against Hunger has issued a new policy brief called “PNAE’s Legal and Policy basis: Building a Pathway to Homegrown School Feeding”. The publication presents a timeline of the Brazilian pathway up to the implementation of a home-grown school feeding programme. The publication highlights the importance of considering the broader context of the fight against hunger in the country, through the main legal and institutional bases for food and nutrition security – developed between 1955 and 2010.
Food and Nutrition Education in Brazilian Schools
The WFP Centre of Excellence against Hunger – Brazil issued a new policy brief on how the Brazilian school feeding programme has integrated food and nutrition education into the school environment. The document provides an overview of food and nutrition education in Brazil and explores the two-pronged strategy to include food and nutrition education in the school curriculum and the policy base to devise this strategy.
Financing of the Brazilian School Feeding Programme – PNAE
The Centre for Excellence against Hunger and the National Education Development Fund of Brazil have issued the publication Financing of the Brazilian School Feeding Programme – PNAE, which explains the financial management and the history of the programme´s funding since its inception.
Partnership between WFP Centre of Excellence and African Union
The WFP Brazil Centre of Excellence against Hunger launched a new short publication presenting the collaboration between the Centre and the African Union Commission to advocate for home-grown school feeding and to support AU member states in their efforts to scale up school feeding across the continent.