2013 Food policy

Committee on the Rights of the Child, General Recommendation #15, par. 46 (2013)

Text of the recommendation

46. School feeding is desirable to ensure all pupils have access to a full meal every day, which can also enhance children’s attention for learning and increase school enrolment. The Committee recommends that this be combined with nutrition and health education, including setting up school gardens and training teachers to improve children’s nutrition and healthy eating habits.

Year 2013
Topic Food policy
Document Type General Recommendations
Country N/A
Human Rights Comiteee CRC
Human Rights Right to health Right to adequate food and nutrition Right to education
Groups Affected Children and adolescents


Committee on the Rights of the Child, General comment No. 15 - on the right of the child to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of health (art. 24), CRC/C/GC/15, (2013). Par. 43. Available at: https://tbinternet.ohchr.org/_layouts/15/treatybodyexternal/Download.aspx?symbolno=CRC%2fC%2fGC%2f15&Lang=en