The Brazilian School Feeding Programme: an Example of an Integrated Programme in Support of Food and Nutrition Security
The article analyzes the advances and challenges of the school feeding programme in Brazil (PNAE) by exploring the role of policy and regulatory frameworks in constructing quality service delivery and intersectoral integration. Brazil's integrated food and nutrition security policy approach promoted intersectorality in the food system, articulating actions to guarantee access to healthy food and to strengthen family farming. The quality of school meals has progressively improved. However, national standards regarding menu composition have not yet been met. Identified challenges relate to conflict of interests and to farmers' capacity to meet supply requirements and comply with technical procedures.
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