Across low- and middle-income countries, 66 million primary school-age children arrive at school hungry. This can have a knock-on effect on a child’s ability to further education and employment, which ultimately impacts a country’s economy as a whole.
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Sustainable Development Goal 2 aims to end hunger, achieve food security, improve nutrition, and promote sustainable agriculture by 2030.
School feeding programs could be one way to drive progress in this area. While typically this has been implemented through food assistance via an organization like the World Food Programme, governments are increasingly taking on the task to ensure sustainability. But what does it take to ensure school meals go beyond just feeding children, to actually nourishing them?
Watch the full video to find out how school meals can fight malnutrition.
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