UNESCO Chair Global Health and Education Health Education, Prevention, Health Promotion, Children and Young People

Statement to the Ministerial Meeting of the School Meals Coalition

On Tuesday 18 October 2022 a Ministerial Meeting was organised to discuss the progress of the School Meals coalition so far and establish ways to move forward as it enters its second year. The Research Consortium published the Stockholm Statement which informed the ministers of the School Meals Coalition, covering the lessons learned from the pandemic to date, insights gained on the design and benefits of school health and nutrition programmes, examples of best practice in national school meals programming, and how these insights can be translated into policy.

The School Meals Coalition is an emerging initiative of governments and a wide range of partners to drive actions that can urgently re-establish, improve and scale up food and education systems, support pandemic recovery and drive actions to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).