The mixed course will be held in Bolivia, Colombia, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Paraguay and Peru. Registration is open until Sunday, May 20, for a free course on sustainable school nutrition, run by the Regional Food Office and the United Nations Agriculture Organization.
He a course Sustainable school feeding programs as a food and nutrition security strategy are aimed at Bolivia, Colombia, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Paraguay and Peru.
The selected 40 candidates per country will receive an FAO scholarship that will cover the total cost of the course.
Only participants who leave the course early or do not complete it satisfactorily will have to pay the registration fee. The course, which is taught mainly online, also includes some face-to-face sessions in the 8 countries where they are available.
You can apply via the website FAO Regional Office until Sunday, May 20.
School meals are essential in the fight against hunger
The course will be available from June 4 to October 21 this year and has the support and experience of the Brazilian government’s National School Feeding Program.
School meal programs are an important social protection tool and one of the key components of long-term sustainable development. They are a preventive and protective factor in relation to avoiding schooling and limiting the learning and performance of students due to hunger and malnutrition.
The program lasts 200 chronological hours and is intended for public managers and experts working in school feeding programs, academics and students in related fields, and professional and technical staff of projects managed by FAO in the region:
The aim of the course is to promote thinking about food security and nutrition policy with a focus on school feeding programs, based on the Brazilian case.
In this sense, it is expected that students can contribute to the development of their local policies through the review of sustainability strategies, food education activities and the development and implementation of public procurement programs for family agricultural producers.
Applications on the FAO website: