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Title: Nutrition-Friendly Schools Initiative (NFSI)


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NFSI
  • Nutrition-Friendly Schools Initiative (NFSI)

A partnership experience
Between EDC, FAO, SCN, UNESCO, UNICEF, World
Bank,WFP and WHO
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NFSI
  • Nutrition-Friendly Schools Initiative
  • Originally developed as a follow-up to the WHO
    Expert Meeting on Childhood Obesity in Kobe
    (2005)
  • ? double-burden of malnutrition should be
    addressed also in school nutrition programmes
  • A brainstorming meeting in Montreux, Feb. 2006,
    among partners (EDC, FAO, SCN, WFP and WHO)
  • ? review ongoing school based nutrition
    programmes
  • ? develop the NFSI framework

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NFSI
Greatest nutrition challenge of today
Double-burden of malnutrition/nutrition-related
ill-health Undernutrition,
overweight/obesity micronutrient deficiencies
and unbalanced diets occur in the same
countries in the same communities in the
same classrooms ... and even in the same
families ? Accounting for hundreds of
millions of dollars of public expenditure
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Nutrition Friendly Schools Initiative
NFSI
  • Rationale
  • Investing in health and nutrition of school age
    children investing in the future of the world!
  • Schools offer opportunities to promote healthy
    dietary and physical activity patterns for
    children.
  • An access point for engaging parents and
    community members in preventing all forms of
    malnutrition (i.e. undernutrition, micronutrient
    deficiencies, overweight, obesity).

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NFSI
  • Nutrition-Friendly Schools Initiative
  • Objectives
  • Provide a framework for school-based programmes
    which address malnutrition in all its forms.
  • Serve as a mechanism for inter-connecting
    on-going school-based health and nutrition
    interventions.
  • Provide practical guidance on how to strengthen
    nutrition in school health programmes.

Global Award Plaque
Concept and principles UNICEF / WHO Baby
Friendly Hospital Initiative (BFHI).
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Nutrition-Friendly Schools Initiative
NFSI
  • Benefits
  • Helps schools build an enabling environment for
    promoting health, nutrition and education.
  • Strengthens schools capacity to address
    childrens health and nutrition problems, with
    support from parents and community.
  • Creates networks between schools, communities and
    national authorities to tackle all forms of
    malnutrition.
  • Accreditation provides additional motivation to
    invest in childrens health, nutrition and
    development.

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NFSI
  • Nutrition-Friendly Schools Initiative

The core components
1. Written Nutrition-friendly School policy 2.
Awareness and capacity building of school
community 3. Nutrition, health and physical
education 4. Supportive school
environment 5. School nutrition and health
services
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NFSI
  • Nutrition-Friendly Schools Initiative

The process
Form a core action group
Conduct self-appraisal (SAT) I
Action plan and implementation
Conduct self-appraisal (SAT) II
Conduct an external evaluation
Global Award Plaque
Accredited
Certificate of commitment
Excluded
External re-evaluation
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Tool for Curriculum Development
  • The Readertechnical reader on nutrition
    education in schools
  • The Activitiescollection of worksheets for
    planning exercise
  • Classroom Curriculum ChartNE
    learningobjectives fordifferent ages

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NFSI
  • Nutrition-Friendly Schools Initiative

What makes NFSI different from the other
school-based health and nutrition programmes? ?
NFSI addresses all forms of malnutrition ?
NFSI uses a global standardized evaluation and
accreditation scheme ? NFSI has a strong
focus on nutrition and physical activity
education
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NFSI
  • Nutrition-Friendly Schools Initiative

Comparison of school-based initiatives
  • Main focus
  • Health FRESH, HPS, EP
  • Nutrition EP, NFSI
  • Education HPS, CF
  • Health interventions
  • FRESH, HPS, EP
  • Health education
  • FRESH and HPS
  • Nutrition education
  • NFSI
  • Physical education
  • NFSI
  • Holistic approach
  • FRESH, HPS, CF, NFSI
  • Standardized evaluation and accreditation
  • NFSI

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NFSI
  • Nutrition-Friendly Schools Initiative
  • Is developed in partnership
  • EDC, FAO, SCN, UNESCO, UNICEF, World Bank, WFP
    and WHO
  • Is pilot-tested in partnership
  • Denmark, Finland, Greece, Hong Kong, Italy,
    Slovenia, Switzerland, Brazil, Croatia, Hungary,
    Latvia, Lithuania, India
  • Will be launched in partnership
  • September 2007
  • Will be implemented in partnership

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NFSI
  • Nutrition-Friendly Schools Initiative
  • Why Partnership?
  • Nutritional problems are multi-dimensional
  • To help
  • provide technical support
  • harmonize activities
  • utilize resources more effectively
  • mobilize additional financial and human
    resources

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NFSI
  • Nutrition-Friendly Schools Initiative
  • Partnership in action
  • planning as part of collaboration
  • development of the framework
  • pilot-testing
  • initiation and implementation of the initiative
  • Tools
  • meetings
  • teleconferences
  • communication through emails

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NFSI
  • Nutrition-Friendly Schools Initiative

Contact the NFSI Team at NFSI_at_who.int GOOGLE
" WHO NFSI "
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