Improving the Nutrition of School-Aged children in Zimbabwe

TO REACH CHILDREN OF THIS AGE GROUP, SCHOOLS ARE A PROVEN PLATFORM FOR THE DELIVERY OF NUTRITION INTERVENTIONS

Group of Adolescents
Tanaka Ziyavaya

Highlights

UNICEF Zimbabwe is working with the Ministry of Health and Childcare (MoHCC) and the Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education (MoPSE) to initiate nutrition programming for school-going children. The Ministry, UNICEF and partners developed an adolescent nutrition social behaviour change communication 
strategy, rolled-out school nutrition implementation guidelines and initiated a pilot initiative in schools. Zimbabwe is now ready to scale up nutrition interventions for school aged children with an overall goal of contributing to improving the nutrition status of adolescents through improving diet diversity and reducing micronutrient deficiencies at school. Furthermore, UNICEF is supporting activities to improve the food environment in and around schools, including through restrictions on the sale of unhealthy foods and drinks, and the promotion of fresh fruits and vegetables.

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