The World Food Programme (WFP) today signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) to support the Royal Government of Bhutan in the transition of school feeding to a National School Feeding and Nutrition Programme.
The project, which will be implemented over a period from 2019 to 2023 with US$4 million funding provided by KOICA, and aims to address the double burden of malnutrition by focusing on reduction of micro-nutrient deficiencies, as well as over-nutrition and non-communicable diseases (NCDs) related to poor diets, alcohol, tobacco and lack of physical activity. NCDs are now responsible for 69% of the reported disease burden in the country.
In support of the project implementation, WFP, together with government partners, is introducing the Menu Optimizer Tool through an algorithm that calculates the most nutrition-rich menu at the lowest cost and with the highest proportion of local food. WFP will also launch a digital game-based learning platform to support more interactive and engaging nutrition and health education for schoolchildren.
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