Click here to read the policy and practice recommendations from a pilot school meal initiative in Serbia.

Key recommendations

For schools:

  • Ensure the respect of national nutritional standards
  • Choose school-made meals instead of catering
  • Create a standardised set of school meal menus
  • Review meal pricing policies for parents

For teachers:

  • Engage children in food- and nutrition-related educational activities
  • Be present with children during mealtime

For cooks and kitchen staff:

  • Improve the nutritional balance of school meals
  • Adopt strategies to minimise school plate waste

For policy makers:

  • Encourage the use of the Meal Planner tool and other educational resources
  • Increase support to schools for improved nutritional quality of school meals