Working group 1: Requirements for school nutrition policy, legal frameworks, quality standards, and infrastructure
Wednesday, 23/06/2021 14:00 - 16:15 p.m. CET
- Requirements for healthy and sustainable school nutrition – what is the status quo?
- Quality standards for school nutrition – which standards have proven useful and which players have been instrumental?
- What systems, including the food system, are particularly relevant to enable schools as a (sustainable) system for nutrition? Try to include political, staff, institutional and technical aspects.
- What supporting evidence and approaches and practices you are aware of in low-, middle- and high-income countries to improve the school food environment for sustainable school nutrition? What lessons can be learned? What gaps have you seen that need to be addressed for success?
- What partnerships between producers, the private sector as well as public and civil society organisations are needed in order to make the entire environment (following a systems approach) of school nutrition sustainable?
Document title: Requirements for school nutrition policy
Document description: Stineke Oenema
Document title: Eat right Initiative by FSSAI
Document description: Inoshi Sharma
Document title: South Africa's National School Nutrition Programme (NSNP)
Document description: Neo Dawn Sediti
Stineke Oenema, is nutritionist and agricultural economist. She is the first Executive Secretary of UN Nutrition, which was established in 2020. Prior to that, she was coordinator of the UN System Standing Committee on Nutrition (UNSCN), the predecessor of UN Nutrition. From 2003 – 2015 she worked for an internationally operating NGO, being in charge of food and nutrition security policy and program development. Internationally and nationally, she chaired and facilitated several networks and multi-stakeholder groups. She was member of the editorial boards of the UNSCN Nutrition/News and the Right to Food and Nutrition Watch. As member of the first Independent Expert Group, she supported the development of the Global Nutrition Report during its initial years. She briefly worked at Wageningen University. In her early career she worked for FAO and UNICEF in Ghana, Vietnam and Latin America. Central to her work is coherent and consistent nutrition policy, advocacy and programming in the UN system at both global and country levels.
Inoshi Sharma is a civil servant-an officer of the Indian Revenue Service. She has held various assignments pertaining to publicity of tax provisions, International Taxation, Vigilance and the appellate tribunal. She has led teams for enforcement of tax laws and ensuring tax compliance.
She has worked as Director, National Health Mission in Haryana looking after the procurement of drugs & equipment and adolescent health. Her current assignment as Director, FSSAI, involves Social Behavioral Change & Communication, Eat Right India initiative and extending support to scaling up of Fortification across the country. She has an interest in area of Public policy, Administration and Social Sector.
Neo joined the Department of Basic Education in 2007 and currently serves as Director: National School Nutrition Programme. She has developed competencies in policy formulation, planning and implementation. As Programme Manager, she was instrumental in facilitating the transfer of the School Nutrition Programme and in developing its capacity at all levels (province, districts and circuits) of implementation in the education sector.
Prior to this, she worked for the Department of Social Development that spans 12 years in public service as a Chief Social Worker, later joined the Gauteng Department of Education in 2003 to lead in the transfer of the School Nutrition Programme from the Department of Health. Part of the responsibilities include to oversee the management of Conditional Grant funds that are transferred to Provincial Education Departments and compliance requirements towards the effective implementation of the National School Nutrition Programme in all 9 provinces. She has honed her skills and gained experience in Project Management, strategy and policy development as well as nutrition related matters, among others. Neo is passionate about serving communities especially children with vulnerabilities.
Stefan Storcksdieck genannt Bonsmann studied nutritional sciences and home economics in Giessen, Germany, followed by a PhD on iron bioavailability at ETH Zurich, Switzerland. From 2008 to 2013, he worked as a Project Manager on nutrition and health topics at the European Food Information Council (EUFIC) in Brussels, Belgium. Following this, Stefan spent 7.5 years as a Scientific Project Officer in the field of public health policy support at the Joint Research Centre (JRC) of the European Commission in Ispra, Italy. Since September 2020, Stefan is with the Max Rubner-Institute (MRI), which is the Federal Research Institute of Nutrition and Food. At the MRI, he holds a dual role of Deputy Head of the Institute for Nutritional Behaviour as well as team leader on special aspects of nutrition behaviour research. His current projects relate to food composition and reformulation, nutrition labelling, food literacy, and determinants of dietary behaviour.