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International School Meals Day Today

8th March 2013

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Today (8th March 2013) is International School Meals Day.

Since December 2010, the UK and USA have been sharing examples of policy and practices in promoting healthy eating in schools. With similar challenges and successes on both sides of the Atlantic, both wanted to find a way to raise awareness of the importance of good nutrition amongst children and foster healthy eating habits both at home and at school and so, International School Meals Day emerged.

What is the theme of International School Meals Day?

Overall, the theme of International School Meals Day is to:

Raise awareness of the importance of the nutritional quality of school meal programs worldwide
Emphasise (Emphasize) the connection between healthy eating, education and better learning
Connect children around the world to foster healthy eating habits and promote well-being in schools
Share success stories of school meal programs around the globe
Highlight research activities in school meal programs around the globe
Raise awareness of the hunger and poverty issues being addressed through school feeding programmes (programs)
Who are the supporters in principle in International School Meals Day?
We are delighted to have supporters in principle across the UK and the United States of America including:

the Scottish Government
the Welsh Assembly
Northern Ireland School Caterers Association
Local Authorities Caterers Association
Association of Service Solutions in Scotland
Association for Public Service Excellence
Childrens Food Trust
Food For Life
BBC World Class
British Council
Education Foundation
Children in Scotland
Education Scotland
Marys Meals
USDA
School Nutrition Association
Global Child Nutrition Foundation

www.internationalschoolmealsday.com

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