Unsustainable agricultural practices have led to environmental degradation and climate change, necessitating a shift towards sustainable food systems. School meals offer a unique opportunity to promote this transformation. By emphasizing planet-friendly menu changes, clean cooking solutions, waste reduction, food system education, and sustainable supply chains, school meals can foster healthier diets, support local agriculture, and enhance economic equity. Policy changes are crucial to drive systemic change and ensure the widespread adoption of these eco-friendly practices.
WFP’s approach to Planet Friendly School Meals
This publication presents some examples in which recommendations from the SMC’s White Paper on Planet Friendly School Meals on transforming food systems by promoting healthy diets, sustainable agriculture, and economic equity are implemented in WFP.