The Global Child Nutrition Foundation (GCNF) and the WFP Centre of Excellence against Hunger are excited to announce that the 15th annual Global Child Nutrition Forum will be held in Praia do Forte, Bahia, Brazil, May 20-24, 2013.
This year’s program, “School Feeding as a National Investment: How to Achieve It,” will continue its emphasis on sub-Saharan Africa and will also convene high level technical, government and development partners from countries worldwide.
GCNF’s School Feeding Toolkit will help countries develop a plan for establishing and expanding sustainable school feeding programme, and panel discussions and breakout sessions will highlight exactly how social safety nets and economic development can be linked via national school feeding programmes.
A day long field trip to local schools and farmers cooperatives as well as an ongoing Market Place exhibit where companies and organizations can showcase their goods and services will bring the school feeding supply chain to life.
GCNF - The Global Child Nutrition Foundation was created in 2006 with the mission of expanding opportunities for the world’s children to receive adequate nutrition for learning and achieving their potential. It continues and expands upon the work of the Global Child Nutrition Forum, formerly conducted by the School Nutrition Association (SNA). Created in 1946, SNA advocates healthy nutrition for every child in the United States.
WFP Centre of Excellence - The WFP Centre of Excellence against Hunger is born of a partnership between the Government of Brazil and the World Food Programme to enable capacity development of national governments in the areas of school feeding, nutrition, and food security. The Centre of Excellence will have an initial focus on school feeding.