International School Meals Day

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Thursday 14th March marks the seventh International School Meals Day (ISMD), an annual campaign that aims to raise awareness of healthy eating and good nutrition for all children regardless of their circumstances. The days helps to emphasise the connection between healthy eating, education and better learning, connect children around the world to foster healthy eating habits and promote well-being in schools.

The theme for 2019 is 'Who makes my meal?', encouraging young people to take some time to think about their favourite food; where it comes from and how it is made. Since its launch in 2013 International School Meals Day has brought together students, teachers and communities across the world in sharing their food experiences, stories and news. 

In the build-up to the day, school staff can encourage pupuls to discuss their favourite foods and think about the role food plays in their lives. The main thing is to celebrate the rich diversity of favourite foods that is sure to exist in every classroom.

Why not join in the learning by exchanging lesson plans, partnering with classrooms and schools in other countries and sharing stories from around the world. The International School Meals Day website offers a wealth of information about the background and purpose of the celebration, resources for your classroom, details on how to get involved, and more! 

Schools, organisations, government bodies, catering companies and anyone with an interest or involvement in promoting healthy eating are encouraged to get involved.