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Issuing of an evidence review to the Nutrition-Friendly Schools Initiative (NFSI) – World Health Organization

Posted: January 30, 2021 at 11:50 am


The Department of Nutrition and Food Safety is happy to announce the issuing of Nutrition action in schools: a review of evidence related to the nutrition-friendly schools initiative. This review summarizes the synthesized evidence from 117 reviews identified as relating to the following five components and the 26 essential criteria of the NFSI.

The findings may be used in conjunction with existing UN and WHO guidance and tools to inform the work of governments, policy-makers and researchers concerned with school-based health and nutrition promotion programmes and initiatives.

The NFSI was developed in 2006 to provide a framework for ensuring integrated school-based programmes which address the double burden of nutrition-related ill health and to serve as the updated nutrition module of the Health Promoting Schools. The NFSI has since been used around the world, including as a self-appraisal tool for schools in 18 countries, in developing national NFSI programmes and as part of academic research and evaluation projects.

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