Smart School Meals: Nutrition-Sensitive National Programmes in Latin America and the Caribbean

A Review of 16 Countries

A study covering 16 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean, providing a comprehensive picture of regional trends and characteristics of school meals programmes, with a nutrition-sensitive focus.

By systematizing and sharing knowledge on nutrition-sensitive approaches for school meals in the region, this study tries to analyse how national school meals programmes address hunger and malnutrition in all forms and accelerate progress toward Sustainable Development Goal 2 (Zero Hunger), shedding light on country practices that can serve to inform nutrition-sensitive school meals programmes in other countries. The information presented allows to identify implementation approaches and innovations that could be documented in greater detail in the future and possibly scaled-up and replicated.