We support children with hot nutritious food, so they can learn well and grow healthy. We believe that by this we will support sustainable future not only for our children but for the future generations as a whole.
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WE DEVELOP SCIENCE-BASED BALANCED DIETS
WE DEVELOP NATIONAL POLICIES AND PROGRAMMES
WE CARRY OUT COMPREHENSIVE RESEARCH ACTIVITIES
WE IMPLEMENT INNOVATIVE SCHOOL MEALS MODELS
WE BUILD CAPACITY AND TRAIN PERSONNEL FOR SCHOOL MEALS ORGANIZATION
WE RAISE PUBLIC AWARENESS OF THE PRINCIPLES OF PROPER NUTRITION
Effective solutions to improve food security and nutrition of vulnerable populations
His study tour of school canteens Daniel Balaban continued in Rostov
Together with Vladimir Chernigov, they visited one of the four schools of the city - the school based canteen, which cooks and delivers food to three more schools. At school No. 4, about 1,100 breakfasts and 600 lunches are prepared every day.
Guests met with the head of the district Shokin Sergey Valerievich. Discussing the organization of school meals in Rostov, Daniel tried traditional omelettes and cutlets with mashed potatoes. The guest liked the school dishes very much, as did the children. Mr. Balaban noted that everyone ate their meals very quickly and nothing left on the plates.
Mr. Balaban also shared Brazil's experience in organizing school meals. They are completely free of charge for all children from kindergarten until graduation (total 45 million students). And he expressed his hope that in Russia this will also be so. The first steps are already being taken - free meals for all students in grades 1-4.
An interesting fact about school meals in Brazil: one of the sources of funding school meals is the lottery. All lotteries here are state-owned (private are prohibited) and the proceeds from the sale of tickets go to school meals!
International expert Daniel Balaban evaluates school meals organization in Russia
In May, Moscow will host a conference with the BRICS countries representatives on school meals subject. Our Institute's team takes an active part in its preparation. One of the stages of this preparation was the invitation to Russia of our friend - International School Meals Expert, WFP Brazil Centre of Excellence against hunger director and Member of the GCNF Board of Directors, Daniel Balaban.
On February 18 Daniel Balaban visited the canteens of Yaroslavl schools, the Combine of social nutrition, and will talk with children, parents and the the city mayor on school meals organization in the region.
Why Yaroslavl region? In May last year, our Institute signed a cooperation agreement with the Mayor of Yaroslavl as part of the Interregional Conference "School Meals: Control, Quality, Accessibility." The decisions made at the conference became the basis for ongoing joint work on the school meals system development in the region.
It is also expected that Mr. Balaban will get acquainted with the school meals organization in one of the schools in Rostov the Great. His working trip to Russia Mr. Balaban will complete by visiting school canteens in Moscow.
A series of celebrations for kids the "Healthy Nutrition Brigade" was held in Kyrgyzstan
From December 4 to 6, together with UN WFP we organized a series of celebrations dedicated to proper nutrition in six schools of the Chui province.
The main idea of the festival was to interest children of primary school age with the topic of proper nutrition, as well as to teach the basic principles of good nutrition and a healthy lifestyle in a fun way.
During the event, a "Healthy Nutrition Brigade" minibus ran between the six schools of the Zhaiyl, Moscow and Ysyk-Ata districts. The team consisting of Captain Nutrition and his assistants Vitamins introduced children to the concept of a balanced diet and the main vitamins that are useful for their growing body. They also helped children master six "superpowers". With those "superpowers" they can fight diseases, grow and develop correctly, study well, and achieve success in sports.
Interactive games about healthy eating were held in the format of an entertaining quest. At each stage of the quest — game stations — the guys got acquainted with a certain "superpower": to follow the daily regimen, distinguish between harmful and wholesome foods, choose products that are valuable to them, wash their hands properly and cook healthy and tasty snacks on their own. The quest will become a kind of "brochure" for the easy acquisition of the basic rules and principles of good nutrition.
The idea of organising healthy nutrition events in Kyrgyzstan's schools came when we together with UN WFP, with the support of the Bishkek City Hall and the Ministry of Education, held a Healthy Nutrition Week in one of the schools in Bishkek, and then expanded and held the country's first Healthy Nutrition Festival.
The celebration of healthy eating will not be a single event — schools will be able to use this methodology to conduct additional healthy nutrition lessons in order to captivate children with the topic of proper nutrition and make them want to follow its basic principles.
The event is held as part of a project to optimize school meals in the Kyrgyz Republic, thanks to which about 200,000 young students in almost 640 pilot schools receive hot meals.
The school meals programme in Kyrgyzstan has been implemented by the WFP with technical support from SIFI and financial assistance from the Russian Federation since 2010. The success of the project, broad support from the authorities, the public and donors allows us to build optimistic and very real plans — by 2022 to introduce hot meals in all schools of the country.
Vladimir Chernigov made a working visit to the Republic of Uzbekistan
On November 28-30 under the working visit at the invitation of the Uzbek side, SIFI President Vladimir Chernigov met with the Minister of Preschool Education of the Republic of Uzbekistan Agrippina Shin, deputy ministers and heads of different establishments of the department.
The parties discussed main issues of public meals organization for children in preschool educational institutions. There are many tasks ahead, interesting and active collaboration.
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