Author William Lambers reports on the struggle to fight hunger all over the world. Through interviews with program officials and occasional opinion pieces, he illuminates the importance of school lunch programs and other efforts by NGOs and national governments.
Food for education is food for peace in the Occupied Palestinian Territory.
School meals are generally credited with increasing school enrolment, attendance, and retention rates.
The Government of Angola is now budgeting for a countrywide school feeding program.
There has been no systematic school feeding in Iraq since the WFP suspended their programme in September 2006.
A U.S. hunger czar could work on Food for Peace initiatives around the world.
Education, even in limited forms, provides the key for the poorest individuals to break out of the poverty cycle.
In some countries, students attend school solely because there is a food incentive.
Soaring food prices have directly affected the school feeding programme in Zambia.
This "silent hunger", which often goes unnoticed, is the reason the Food For Education program was initiated.
Education is a fundamental basis for freedom, democracy, and self-esteem.
For many, the school feeding meal is the most important and nutritionally balanced meal of the day.
At assisted schools, WFP food support has increased enrollment by 40 percent.
School feeding is a very good vehicle for adding micronutrients to the diets of children.
"Apart from the basic right of access to food, school feeding is very important to help promote education [...]."
In some areas, the reality is simple: “No food, no school” - because the parents are looking for ways to survive.
The attendance rate of the children in schools where school feeding is provided is consistently high.
Chronic food insecurity and structural poverty seriously reduce opportunities for children in many parts of Rwanda to complete their primary education.
More resources are needed to increase the number of children who receive a daily meal and acquire basic education in Sierra Leone.
School meals provided by Catholic Relief Services benefited many Bosnian children by improving their nutrition, class attendance and education.
Because of poverty, only 48% of children in the Sahel region of Burkina Faso go to school, and the situation is even worse for girls.