Unlocking opportunities of planet-friendly school meals

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BY AULO GELLI AND MARIE RUEL
OPEN ACCESS | CC-BY-4.0

This post is part of a series examining key issues involving climate and agrifood systems tied to the 2023 UN Climate Change Conference (COP28) in Dubai (November 30-December 12). To learn more about IFPRI’s engagement at the Conference, visit our COP28 Spotlight page

Evidence suggests a strong link between the quality of school meals, children’s health, and both nutrition and education outcomes. School meal programs also have broad food system impacts, and thus are increasingly being designed to include objectives related to smallholder agriculture and environmental sustainability—a topic explored in a new White Paper from the School Meals Coalition on Unlocking Opportunities of Planet-Friendly School Meals, presented at the COP28 Climate Conference in Dubai on December 8.

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