Opening schools safely, re–establishing and improving sustainable school meals programmes is an urgent priority.

In early 2020, school feeding programmes delivered more meals than ever before, to 388 million children, or one out of every two primary school children worldwide. This historic progress was the culmination of a decade of action by governments and their partners. However, there was still work to be done with 73 million of the most vulnerable girls and boys without access to school meals.

The COVID-19 pandemic brought this progress to a sudden halt. In April 2020, during the height of the pandemic, almost all countries closed their schools, leaving 370 million school children without access to the one meal a day they could rely on.

To ensure that every child has the opportunity to grow, learn and thrive, a group of member states and partners are forming an international School Meals Coalition.

The Coalition will support governments and their partners to improve the quality of school meals and strengthen school meal systems globally, in a manner which is tailored to local contexts and which promotes the sharing of international best practices.

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The School Meals Coalition is launching the first School Meals Coalition Week – five days of virtual programming led by its members and partners from around the world.

The week is a platform for sharing knowledge, experiences, learnings and input to showcase the power of school meals and chart the future of the Coalition.

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The Week’s Agenda

The transformative effect of food.

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We strive for every child to have the opportunity to receive a healthy, nutritious meal in school by 2030.
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By 2030, restore the progress we made by supporting all countries as they re-establish effective school meal programmes and repair what was lost during the pandemic.

By 2030, reach those we missed. The most vulnerable, in low and lower-middle-income countries, were not being reached even before the COVID-19 pandemic.

By 2030, improve our approach by improving the quality and efficiency of existing school meals programmes in all countries by facilitating a healthy food environment in schools and promoting safe, nutritious, and sustainably produced food.

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The School Meals Coalition is launching the first School Meals Coalition Week – five days of virtual programming led by its members and partners from around the world.

The week is a platform for sharing knowledge, experiences, learnings and input to showcase the power of school meals and chart the future of the Coalition.

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Joinschoolmealscoalitionweek | Four-Day Virtual Event | 20+ Sessions | Stories from 10+ countries | Learnings from 20+ collaborators | Joinschoolmealscoalitionweek | Four-Day Virtual Event | 20+ Sessions | Stories from 10+ countries | Learnings from 20+ collaborators | Joinschoolmealscoalitionweek | Four-Day Virtual Event | 20+ Sessions | Stories from 10+ countries | Learnings from 20+ collaborators

The Week’s Agenda

The transformative effect of food.

Unlocking a universe of possibilities.

Register for the week

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