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NFSI. Nutrition-Friendly Schools Initiative (NFSI). A partnership experience. Between EDC, FAO, SCN, UNESCO, UNICEF, World Bank,WFP and WHO. NFSI. Nutrition-Friendly Schools Initiative. Originally developed as a follow-up to the WHO Expert Meeting on Childhood Obesity in Kobe (2005)

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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 evenin the same families

Accounting for hundreds of millions of dollars of public expenditure

nutrition friendly schools initiative

NFSI

Nutrition Friendly Schools Initiative

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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NFSI

Nutrition-Friendly Schools Initiative

Benefits

  • Helps schools build an enabling environment for promoting health, nutrition and education.
  • Strengthens schools’ capacity to address children’s 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 children’s 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

tool for curriculum development
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@who.int

GOOGLE: " WHO NFSI "