For more than 55 years, we have supported school feeding and nutrition programmes. In 2017, 72 million children in 58 countries received milk or other nutritious beverages in Tetra Pak packages in their schools.
School feeding programmes improve health and stimulate development by making healthy food accessible – a critical component of SDG2, and in particular its associated targets 2.1 and 2.2. We offer our partners practical support in implementing and evaluating school feeding programmes, while also advising on food safety and quality. We also share best practices on environmental education and recycling in schools. Additionally, we support our customers in developing and launching fortified and nutritious beverages that are being used in school feeding programmes.
The first programme using Tetra Pak packages was launched in 1962 in Mexico, in collaboration with the National System for Integral Family Development. Today, it still supports millions of children.
Data shows that school feeding and nutrition programmes can make a critical difference to a child's physical health and development, particularly in emerging countries where food at school is often their first meal of the day.
Milk is new on the school menu in Burundi as a part of a growing school food programme. Tetra Pak is supporting our customer, the newly founded local company Modern Dairy Burundi, to help boost the nutrition of 20,000 children and contribute to a positive spiral of health, development and school attendance.
A new school milk programme in Syria and Lebanon is helping increase nutrition, improve enrolment and decrease drop-out rates among refugee school children. Tetra Pak customers from across Europe are contributing to a support package to supply UHT milk to 350,000 Syrian children.
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