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O'MEALS Snapshot

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O'Meals SnapshotA new snapshot has been produced by the Partnership for Child Development on the Osun State HGSF programme - O’Meals. The two pager summarises how the programme has impacted its various stakeholders and provides figures for: 

• Enrolment and attendance
• Jobs created, particularly for women
• Fish farms, farmers and factory workers employed 
• How poultry farmers livelihoods have been improved – with figures for how many chickens and eggs are required each week for the programme 
• The cost per child for the programme 
• How the programme has been funded – including percentages for various government levels 

Nigeria School Health Policy

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The World Health Organisation (WHO) defined a health promoting school as one that is constantly strengthening its capacity as a healthy setting for living, learning and working. Such schools foster healthy and learning environment. 
Provision of health services and facilities like immunization, school feeding, counselling, sick-bay and school dispensaries are not new to Nigeria. These support services contributed to the high quality of education Nigeria was once known for. There is a need therefore, to resuscitate the School Health Programme in Nigeria, and provide a legal framework for its implementation. 
This School Health Policy is aimed at promoting the health of learners to achieve the goals of Education For All (EFA), outline roles of relevant line ministries like Education, Health, Environment, Agriculture, Water Resources, Information, Women Affairs and other stakeholders. 

Transition Strategy Plan

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This Transition Strategy Plan (TSP) has been developed by the Partnership for Child Development, Imperial College London at the request of the Government of the state of Osun to support the delivery of the O’Meals programme. The aim of this document is to strengthen the capacity needed to implement the programme effectively so as to benefit schoolchildren as well as smallholder farmers. 
In particular, the TSP aims at strengthening smallholder farmer participation, as well as strengthening and formalising the links with agricultural partners  to move from a local procurement programme to a local production programme. 

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HGSF Working Paper Series #12 Osun State Home Grown School Feeding Programme

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HGSF Working Paper Series #12 Osun State Home Grown School Feeding Program: Improving Sustainability through Increased Local Farmer Participation 

In Nigeria, Osun State is the only state that has a school feeding programme (SFP) due to the strong insistence of local communities and support from current state government leaders. However, the programme’s major challenges include securing ongoing funding and increasing local smallholder farmer participation. It is believed that improvements in these two areas will enable the Osun programme to be sustainable in the future. The eventual hope is that the Nigerian federal government will roll out legislation for a national school feeding program and Osun State’s successful model will be the standard.

Read more: HGSF Working Paper Series #12 Osun State Home Grown School Feeding Programme


Report on Nigeria's Osun State School Feeding Stakeholder Workshop

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This report outlines the outcomes of a School Feeding stakeholder Workshop in Osogbo, held in Osun State from the 16th to the 18th April 2012, organised by the Osun State Government, Elementary School Feeding Programme Office in partnership  with the Partnership for Child Development (PCD), Imperial College London.
Some of the objectives of the workshop included: reviewing a situation analysis of the programme in the state in order to bridge the gap between policy and implementation of the school feeding Programme; reviewing Monitoring and Evaluation systems; Developing a framework for a strategic plan and a work plan for the programme and highlighting opportunities for collaborationwith Farmers.