The Ministry of Education and Science of Georgia and UNICEF are working together to implement the School Nutrition Programme

03 August 2022
MOU between UNICEF and the Ministry of Education and Science
Ministry of Education and Science

TBILISI, Georgia, August 3, 2022 - Intensive work continues in the direction of introducing the School Nutrition Programme for public school students. The Minister of Education and Science of Georgia, Mikheil Chkhenkeli, and UNICEF Representative in Georgia, Ghassan Khalil, signed a memorandum of cooperation, which envisages taking concrete steps to promote the introduction of the School Nutrition Programme for students in Georgian schools.

Within the framework of the memorandum, the National Center for Education Quality Development of the Ministry of Education and Science of Georgia and the National Center for Professional Development of Teachers, alongside with UNICEF, will work together on the issue of the School Nutrition Programme. In particular, a specially created inter-agency working group will analyze the world practices of School Nutrition Programmes, conduct a situational analysis and assess the current situation in order to identify local infrastructural and logistical needs. The parties will also develop possible school nutrition models and quality standards, legislative/regulatory frameworks, and healthy nutrition curriculum. In addition, the document envisages conducting a large-scale campaign to raise awareness about the School Nutrition Programme.

UNICEF will be actively involved in the development and implementation of the project.

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Maya Kurtsikidze
Communication Specialist, Head of Communication Section
UNICEF Georgia

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