UN / SCHOOL MEALS COALITION

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The School Meals Coalition was launched to support governments and their partners to improve or restore national, sustainable school meal programmes, and strive for every child to have the opportunity to receive a healthy, nutritious meal in school by 2030. UNIFEED

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DATELINE: 16 NOVEMBER 2021, NEW YORK CITY / FILE

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FILE – NEW YORK CITY

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16 NOVEMBER 2021, NEW YORK CITY

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3. SOUNDBITE (English) Jukka Salovaara, Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Finland:
“The bold aim of the Coalition is really to have all children with access to school meals by 2030.”
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5. SOUNDBITE (English) Jukka Salovaara, Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Finland:
“School meals are so much more than just a plate of food. And it's really an opportunity to transform communities, improve education, and food systems globally. And this is why, sort of, the School Meals Coalition was launched as part of the UN Food Systems Summit earlier this fall.”
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7. SOUNDBITE (English) Olivier Richard, Head, Sustainable Development Unit at the Permanent Mission of France to the United Nations:
“School meals are very important for the recovery of our society from the impact of the COVID-19, because, I mean, those school meals keep the children at school and they improve their nutrition, their health and their educational performance.”
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9. SOUNDBITE (English) Olivier Richard, Head, Sustainable Development Unit at the Permanent Mission of France to the United Nations:
“If any one country would not join the coalition, I mean there’s a chance that UNICEF, or the World Food Programme, and so on, are there, and that’s the reason why – again - it’s a multi-stakeholder, you know, initiative, it's not only UN agencies or government, but it’s also private sectors and so on, NGOs, so I think that as a large coalition, we have the chance to cover all the children in the world.”
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STORYLINE:

The School Meals Coalition was launched today (16 Nov) to support governments and their partners to improve or restore national, sustainable school meal programmes, and strive for every child to have the opportunity to receive a healthy, nutritious meal in school by 2030.

Speaking to reporters in New York, the Ambassador of Finland, Jukka Salovaara, said, “the bold aim of the Coalition is really to have all children with access to school meals by 2030.”

Salovaara said, “school meals are so much more than just a plate of food. And it's really an opportunity to transform communities, improve education, and food systems globally. And this is why, sort of, the School Meals Coalition was launched as part of the UN Food Systems Summit earlier this fall.”

The Head of the Sustainable Development Unit at the Permanent Mission of France, Olivier Richard, said, “school meals are very important for the recovery of our society from the impact of the COVID-19, because, I mean, those school meals keep the children at school and they improve their nutrition, their health and their educational performance.”
Richard said, “if any one country would not join the coalition, I mean there’s a chance that UNICEF, or the World Food Programme , and so on, are there, and that’s the reason why – again - it’s a multi-stakeholder, you know, initiative, it's not only UN agencies or government, but it’s also private sectors and so on, NGOs, so I think that as a large coalition, we have the chance to cover all the children in the world.”

In early 2020, school feeding programmes delivered more meals than ever before, to 388 million children, or one out of every two primary school children worldwide. This historic progress was the culmination of a decade of action by governments and their partners.

The COVID-19 pandemic brought this progress to a sudden halt. In April 2020, during the height of the pandemic, almost all countries closed their schools, leaving 370 million school children without access to the one meal a day they could rely on.

The Coalition aims to support governments and their partners to improve the quality of school meals and strengthen school meal systems globally, in a manner which is tailored to local contexts and which promotes the sharing of international best practices.
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