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Healthy Meals in Schools: Policy Innovations Linking Agriculture, Food Systems and Nutrition

Providing nutritionally balanced school meals with complementary nutrition education can deliver improved school performance and nutrition literacy among children. Procuring food for schools from local farming communities supports livelihoods and promotes local markets. This article and policy brief emphasize the need for school feeding programs to source from local farmers.

Global Panel on Agriculture and Food Systems for Nutrition, November 2015