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Policies against Hunger

Organised by the German Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture since 2001, “Policies against hunger” conferences provide a platform for moving hunger and malnutrition into the spotlight of international discussions on food security.

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Virtual conference: Policies against hunger XIII – 23-25th June 2021

Joint Action for healthy and sustainable schoolnutrition

Policies against hunger XIII will highlight how investing in nutrition for children and young people is an investment in the future.

The conference addresses schools as a central setting for improving the nutrition of children and adolescents. In addition to school, other early childhood institutions are also included.

The “Policies against Hunger” - conference brings together representatives from politics and administration, international organizations, civil society, the private sector and academia to exchange ideas internationally on measures to ensure healthy school nutrition and on how to leverage school food systems to advance sustainable development more generally.

Specifically, the conference is intended to contribute to increasing the number of children who receive food at school and improving the quality of this food by the end of the UN Decade of Action on Nutrition. As such, the conference is intended as a contribution to the current United Nations Decade of Action on Nutrition (2016-2025) and the United Nations Food Systems Summit (FSS).

This virtual expert conference provides a unique opportunity to enter into a dialogue on experiences gained by institutions and countries and to promote international exchange on the topic of school nutrition. In addition to the formulation of policy recommendations in working groups participants will have the virtual opportunity to network and exchange informally.