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Technical Development Plan Nearing Completion

The Government of Kenya is demonstrating leadership in the field of Home Grown School Feeding  and has developed two different HGSF models namely Njaa Marufuku Kenya – MoA lead NMK (“Eradication Hunger in Kenya”) and Home Grown School Meals MoE lead– (HGSM). Past experience shows that the key to success, scale up and sustainability of school health and nutrition  programmes has been the development of a multisectoral understanding, especially between education and health.

Given the clear opportunity for collaboration and the engagement from all key partners in Kenya,The HGSF technical development plan in Kenya was developed by engaging different stakeholders working across the traditional disciplines of agriculture, education, health and nutrition.

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Global Child Nutrition Forum ' A possible Dream Gala'

The Global Child Nutrition Foundation held its 9th Annual "A Possible Dream" gala at the Ronald Reagan Building.

The evening honored champion of global nutrition Ambassador Tony P. Hall, executive director of the Alliance to End Hunger.

The gala raises awareness of global hunger and helps the GCNF build sustainable school feeding programs in developing countries.

philomena Chege Ministry of Agriculture Kenya wairimu
Policy Scholar Honoree Philomena Chege
(3rd from right)
Dr Wairimu Muita, Partnership for Child

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National School Health, Nutrition and Meals Programme Strategy


National School Health, Nutrition and Meals Programme Strategy

Kenya is proud to have developed a National School Health, Nutrition and Meals Strategy. This document is however still in Draft form but awating signature from the Perment Secretary Ministry of Education. This will be jointly pbulished by the Ministries of Health, Educaiton and Agriculture.

This strategy translates the provisions of the national school health policy 2009 and the associated National school health guidelines (2009) into five strategic objectives and actions under each to be implemented over the period 2011-2015. It identifies roles and responsibilities for various actors and or stakeholders. Over all, the document urges for inter-ministerial coordination, multi-sectoral planning, joint action, Monitoring and evaluation. It also outlines a strategy for monitoring progress.

The trajectory for the development of this Strategy has been characterized by interactive stakeholder consultations, review of trends, policies, literature, and analytical work by a team representing the various shades of interests supported by consultants.
Sourcing from local farmers

HGSF programmes provide an opportunity for smallholder farmers to benefit from access to a market with stable, structured, and predictable demand.

The documents available here are specifically relevant to agricultural and community members of the school feeding process.

Community:  Farmers, school children and teachers

Local community members are the keystone of home grown school feeding programmes. 

From smallholder farmers to cooks and caterers to teachers and school-children, they comprise all elements of the school feeding supply chain and are integral to programme design and implementation.

The school feeding supply chain

Home grown school feeding can create jobs and profits not only for smallholder farmers, but also for a wide range of stakeholders involved in getting the food from the field to the classroom.

The school feeding supply chain includes those involved in the transportation, processing, and preparation of food.

Researchers and Practitioners

A growing body of research around HGSF is helping inform the design and implementation of national programmes.

This evidence base being generated by researchers and translated by practitioners continues to strengthen HGSF knowledge and operations.

School health and nutrition

Healthy, well-fed children learn better. HGSF programmes which integrate school health and nutrition interventions can improve educational achievement.

The resources available here relate to the potential educational and nutritional benefits of HGSF programmes.

Donors and Policy Makers

Resources available here are specifically relevant to policy makers and donors and address the sustainability and multisectoral dimensions of HGSF programmes.

Operational support information is also available that can help inform decision making.